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I am helping change a thermostat - (we have no manual) where exactly is the thermostat located. This is a 4 cyl, standard trans, 2WD, speedo stopped working at 225K. Heater went out about 6 months ago, AC worked fine making lots of noise ( I figure compressor died). Now, no heat and no AC. Good start I believe is to start with thermostat. Thoughts and or ideas would help us out.

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The thermostat cannot cause your heater to go out, though the heater will run a little cooler if the thermostat is stuck open. Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6235876-no_heat_fan_blowing_cold_air to troubleshoot the heater. In particular, I would start by checking the temperature control cable adjustments. I have pasted instructions from autozone.com below.

If you really want to change the thermostat, please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5929960-s_thermostat . The thermostat is in the housing at the end of the upper radiator hose.

For the speedo, It's probably a broken cable. Have someone take the cable off the tranny and spin the cable in their fingers while you watch the speedo. If the speedo works, the problem is with the gear in the tranny, else the cable is broke.

Let me know if you have more questions along your journey. :o)



Heater temperature control cables to blend door and heater water valve--adjustment:
WATER VALVE CONTROL ROD

See Figure 8
When adjusting the water valve control rod, disconnect the temperature control cable at the air mix door lever and then adjust air mix door control cable. Next, adjust the control rod. Reconnect the temperature control cable and then readjust it.

  1. Push the air mix door lever in the correct direction.
  2. Pull the control rod in the direction shown (in the accompanying illustration) until there is an 0.08 in. (2mm) clearance between the ends of the rod and link lever. Connect the rod to the door lever.
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TEMPERATURE CONTROL CABLE
See Figure 9
Move the temperature control lever to the cold position. Push the cable sheathing and the air mix door lever in the correct and then tighten the clamp. Verify proper operation.

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