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You follow the upper radiator hose to the engine, there is a housing with two bolts one up and one down. Remove them, noting the position of the existing thermostat. Pull it out, scrape off any material or buildup on the housing and engine side, replace the seal and thermostat. Start the bolts by hand so you don't cross thread them. Tighten them, but not too tightly as this is aluminum. Run it, check for leaks, top off your antifreeze if necessary, and you're done. DO NOT REMOVE THE HOSE OR HOUSING WHILE THE ENGINE IS HOT , as you risk burns from the hot antifreeze.

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Q: How do you change a thermostat in a 2002 Dodge Neon?
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