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My 01 grand vitara's temp has shot up to almost overheating on 15 min ride, especially when at idle in park. I think it is the thermostat, how do I replace it?

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There is a hose that goes from the top of the engine to the radiator there should be 3 bolts holding a metal piece on and a seal on the inside just pull it off and it will come out

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