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Thermostat located on a 2000 chevy malibu, and how do you change it.

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Where is the thermostat located on a 2000 chevy malibu, and how do you change it.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  autodoc_2000 replied 8 years ago.

The thermostat is located in the coolant outlet, which is located at the engine end of the upper radiator hose. Here is a picture and the instructions.




  • Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Drain and recover the coolant.
  • Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  • Remove the surge tank line from the coolant outlet.
  • Remove the coolant outlet to the inlet manifold attaching bolts.
  • Remove the coolant outlet.
  • Remove the thermostat.
  • Clean the inlet manifold mating surfaces.
  • Clean the coolant outlet mating surfaces.
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