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Please show me how to change my thermostat - 1988 Ford Tempo

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If you look at where the upper radiator hose goes @ the engine you'll see the housing for the thermostat. Disconnect the hose (make sure it's cold cause water will come out) remove the 2 bolts and remove the thermostat cover. Good idea to get a new gasket when you get the new thermostat. Clean gasket surface and put back together. Tourqe bolts @ ford specs.

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