Where is the thermostat on a 1997 Nissan truck 2.4L engine
My mechanic recently informed me that I needed to replace my thermostat. We briefly met under the hood of my truck and he assured me that the repair was similar to other thermostat replacements I had done (once) some twenty years past. I asked that he confirm the location of the T-stat, and he pointed out the most logical area at the engine block side of the upper radiator hose. Now empowered with knowledge and some self confidence, I tore into my truck only to find no T-stat at that location. After serveral hours on the net, I found a contradiction of results. 60% say on the upper hose and 40% say on the lower hose. The latter of the two requires a great deal more labor and disassembly of the cooling system, removal of drive belts and at the least the removal of the power steering pump to access the water outlet/thermostat housing. I hope you understand my hesitance in jumping back into the fix without some verification first.
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