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Engine heats up to 200 then won't start. - 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Remove the thermostat, check in pan of water for opening temperature, replace IF it does not respond to various water temperatures...follow the radiator hose from the top to the top of the block...the little cast iron BULB contains the Thermostat, drain radiator first...drain plug found on bottom of radiator, take off radiator cap to equal the pressure which will enable it to drain...if cloudy/dirty, replace with new solution/water..

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