2002 Chevrolet Malibu



October, 30, 2008 AT 4:33 PM

Engine Cooling problem
2002 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 162599 miles

i need to know how to replace my thermostat on my car and where it is located.

1 Answer



October, 31, 2008 AT 1:02 AM

The thermostat is located at the rear of the engine. The exhaust cross over pipe that goes between the exhaust manifolds makes the thermostat housing hard to access. The easiest way to change this thermostat is to first remove the exhaust shield and exhaust cross over pipe, then the thermostat can easily be changed. After changing the thermostat, be sure to bleed the air from the system. Look for bleeder screws and run the heater until air blows warm.

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