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I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am and cannot figure out how to replace the Thermostat on it. We have no idea how to remove the piece.

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  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Nov 14, 2010

    if you have the 2 bolts out of the housing, that's it. You may just have to pry it a bit.

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Nov 14, 2010

    What engine?

    2.2 or 3.4 liter?

    If its the 3.4 liter sometimes it helps to remove the throttle body so that you can see a little easier. I have also heard or people removing the crossover exhaust pipe to gain more access.

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It will wiggle out of there, but the thermostat has to come with it. I have found it to be much easier to remove the throttle body, it gives you much more room to work. You don't have to take everything off the throttle body either.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

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