How do you change the thermostat on a 1996 Chevy Cavalier 22L?
The thermostat is on the water pump.(the left side in the front of the car) 2 screws to take out that's all
Follow the upper rad hose to the engine and it is in the housing there. When replacing it make sure the spring goes toward the engine. In a 2.2L engine the thermostat is inside the lower radiator hose. Where the lower radiator hose attaches to the engine there's a metal housing. Undo the two bolts and separate the two halves of the housing, the thermostat is inside.