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How do I replace a thermostat in my 1997 Jetta GLS

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Eric replied 8 years ago.


Which engine is in yours- 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, or 2.8L ?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Eric's Post: 1.8

my apologies, it is a 2.0

your website is really cool. I look forward to seeing how helpful it is! Thanks for your time!
Expert:  Eric replied 8 years ago.


Remove the lower radiator hose from coolant pipe. Remove coolant pipe at coolant pump housing to remove the thermostat. See diagrams:



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