The thermostat opens to allow the hooter fluid in the engine to escape to the radiator and be colled by the air passing thru the fins of the rad. It is then pumped via the water pump from the bottom of the rad back into the engine. I think you had your routing wrong.
WHEN YHE ENGINE HEATS UP TO 180 OR 190 DEGREES DEPENDING ON THERMOSTAT.THE THERMOSTAT OPENS AND STARTS TO CIRCULATE IN RETURN COOLINS ANTI FREEZE.....HOPES THIS HELPSThe inlet thermostat doesn't operate that much differently than the outlet thermostat does. Both allow the engine's coolant pump to pull in cooler coolant from the radiator when the thermostat first opens. The outlet thermostat will get less of the radiator's cooler coolant because it will have mixed to a greater degree with the hot coolant already in the engine. The inlet thermostat will be exposed to a relatively higher amount of radiator's cooler coolant and likely not open as much initially and not go through as many opening and closing cycles as all of the coolant in the system warms up.
The bigger operational difference is that the inlet thermostat will have to have some means to sample the warmer coolant circulating in the engine via a dedicated bypass or other hose. The outlet thermostat will not need this because it is usually integral to the engine block coolant passages and readily gets warmed coolant routed to it.
The thermostat is located top hose coming out of the radiator. You will find two bolts mounted on the intake.
House heat will either have a mechanical valve on the radiator or an electrically driven valve with a wall mounted thermostat. A car will have it in the or on the engine where the outlet hose connects (this is most common)
the thermostat is mounted on the lower left side of the engine (when faceing the car from the front) Follow the radiator hose and you will find the thermostat housing
To locate the thermostat on a Chevy Celebrity follow the upper radiator hose to the coolant outlet, which is mounted to the top of the thermostat housing.
Mounted where the upper radiator hose connects to the engine.
...probably between the engine and the radiator intake (the hose at the top of the radiator), probably mounted right on the engine. It shouldn't be hard to find, just trace the hose back from the radiator to the engine, where it couples into the engine that is where you should find the thermostat.
The thermostat is located on the side of the engine. It housing is mounted in front of the distributor and connects to the upper radiator hose.
mounted right above the thermostat where the uper radiator hose meets the engine
The thermostat is located on the driver's side of the engine. The thermostat and thermostat housing is mounted on the lower intake manifold. You should be able to follow the radiator hose up to the housing. It is a little hard to see however. Mike
The thermostat is located in the water neck where the top radiator hose goes on. Its mounted in an O-ring, just pop it out with a screwdriver and replace it.
The 3.0L v6 thermostat cover is mounted horizontally and is between the valve cover and the air cleaner duct,same area as the radiator upper hose and lower hose.
Follow the upper radiator hose all the way to the block. It is under the cast nipple mounted to the engine.