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Need help locating the thermostat on a 1997 chevrolet malibu im trying to replace it but cant seem to figure out how to get to it

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Follow the upper hose to the metal pipe that is attached to the lower intake mainfold. The thermostat is behind that pipe. They are a PIA to replace. You need a 13mm socket, swivel, extensions, ratchet, and 13mm wrench. Sometimes it helps to remove the throttle body. Most of the time they are replaced along with the lower intake gaskets which fail quite often.

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