Locating The thermostat

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 4.3L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 310,000 MILES
I am having trouble locating the thermostat and the water pump. I am new to cars and appreciate any and all help.
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 AT 6:52 PM

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Tiny
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FOLLOW THE TOP BIG RADIATOR HOSE, IT WILL END UP AT THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING (STAT IS UNDER IT)

FOLLOW THE BOTTOM BIG RADIATOR HOSE TO THE INLET OF THE WATER PUMP

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much!
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 AT 7:48 PM
Tiny
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BEINGS YOU ARE NEW TO THIS

HERE IS A LINK THAT WILL BE OF GREAT HELP TO YOU.
https://www.2carpros.com/.../1995-acura-integra-locate-thermostat-change- same

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 AT 7:53 PM
Tiny
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I have been all over the tube and there are no videos that are for my truck, in regards to the thermostat and water pump. I am in the process of changing the upper radiator hose due to leaking, and also just recently had the truck overheat. I was told that the pump and the thermostat should be changed.
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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THERMOSTAT FOR SURE, THE PUMP IS AN "IFFY" KINDA THING

IS THE OVERHEATING STILL AN ISSUE?

WHAT ELSE DID YOU DO TO FIX THE OVERHEATING ISSUE?

LOOK FOR THE 4.3s IN HERE

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=2001+CHEVY+SILVERADO+4.3+L+WATER+PUMP

HERE'S THE THERMOSTAT

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=2001+CHEVY+SILVERADO+4.3+L+THERMOSTAT

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM
Tiny
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After changing the hose I put some water in the coolant reservoir and it began to leak profusely from what appeared the side of the engine or underneath. I checked the oil for water but did not find any now I have no idea what is wrong.
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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EVEN THOUGH YOU SEE NO WATER IN THE OIL, YOUR HEAD GASKET STILL MAY BE COMPROMISED. THAT IS, THE GASKET MAY BE BLOWN BETWEEN THE WATER JACKET AND THE EXTERIOR OF THE ENGINE.

ANOTHER POSSIBILITY BEING A FREEZE PLUG POPPING OUT OR RUSTING OUT

THE LENGTH OF TIME IT RAN OVERHEATED, MIGHT STEER ME MORE TOWARDS THE HEAD GASKET. SOMETIMES IT DOES NOT TAKE LONG TO WARP AN ALUMINUM HEAD, WHEN IT DOES THE GASKET IS NO LONGER HELD IN PLACE

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 AT 7:43 PM

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