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Where is the thermostat located on the 2002 Pontiac grand Am?

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I am guessing you have the 2.2 liter engine, because GM did a pretty good job of hiding the thermostat on that engine. The upper radiator hose attaches to the radiator at one end, and the other end attaches to a large pipe which bolts to the back of the intake manifold. The thermostat is between the intake manifold and that pipe assembly. It may not be an easy job replacing it, and the correct thermostat may be hard to get at the average parts store.

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