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I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE and need to change to thermostat but unsure where it's located. Please help...any visual help will be huge. Thanks

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The top radiator hose connects, at the engine, to the thermostat housing, remove it to access thermostat

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

Testimonial: "@flbergeron68...thanks for the info. I've found that it may be a little more difficult to change out than I thought. Thanks for your help."

  • Bryan Neff Oct 03, 2010

    The thermostat is actually located in the back of the engine towards the front on top of the water pump! Not like the older GM's like I thought. It's a bear to get to, but can be done.



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