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Old 02-16-2008, 12:54 AM   #1
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I had a diagram from an auto repair site at my workplace and I can not match it up with ANYTHING under my hood. the picture doesnt look like anything there. so something i thought would be relatively easy is not. anyways, i just need to know where the thermostat would be located under the hood of a 01 bonneville. or just the general location and or what it would look like. thank you!
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Looking at the engine from the front of the car, follow the hose coming off of the top right side of the radiator. It should attach to a small housing that is attached to the engine. In the following pic it is the hose going to the engine that is not attached to the throttle body.
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it IS the hose? in the diagram it looked MUCH different, all you had to do was take off a few bolts to the housing and the thermostat was right there. but it didnt show it being inside a hose at all. my car is not supercharged or anything, just a regular ol bonnie, also.
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You need to take the housing OFF then the thermostat is right there.
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yes i understand that, but in the diagram the thermostat was in its own seperate housing, it wasnt inside of a hose or anything like that.
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Trust me... It'* under there
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hehe. ok. ill take a look.
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Oh yeah, sorry I didn't specify that when I put the pic up...
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To be specific, it is not in or part of that hose. That hose attaches to a housing that you can not see until you remove the injector shield. Remove two bolts that hold that housing to the lower intake manifold, and you'll see the thermostat.
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