IF ITS A QUAD 4 THE HOUSING IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE VALVE COVER BY THE POWER STEERING BELT 2 BOLTS.
ON THE 1996 I IT SAYS THEY ARE NEAR OR UNDER THE WATER PUMP
Follow the upper radiator hose, where it goes into the housing on the engine, sometimes, you have to remove the water pump on these critters to replace the thermostat.
The thermostat is located on the driver side of the engine just below the cam pulley. (The one with the power steering pump belt.) You just have to follow the top rad hose. P.S. Its hard to get at.
V6 3.1 OR QUAD 4 2.3?
the first quad was invented by a greek union who fell off and made it with a quadrall force
it has a chain
My 94 Pontiac grand am se quad 4 the clutch is real loose and 1st gear is slipping
Stuck thermostat or defective water pump.
you could try autozone.com that's where i go if i don't have the manuale for the car im working on
The timing is ground in the crankshaft and not adjustable.
the easiest way is to remove the oil filter and install the starter from the bottom of the car I removed the intake manifold to allow easier acces to the starter.
A 1997 Grand Am (GT or SE) could either have a 2.4L Quad-4 or a 3.1L V-6.
This information should be on the fan shroud.
the car will have about 155 to 165 horsepower
ask if its a quad 4 engine IF IT IS RUNS FAST AND FAR WITHOUT THAT CAR ! THE QUAD 4 GM MOTOR IS A LEMON
On the quad 4 the timing belt drives the water pump. Let me know if you need any mroe info.
P1655 refers to the Powertrain Control Module fault (quad driver 2)
you have to remove the timing chain in order to remove the cam covers
Try your local junk yards and if they don't have it tell them to get on their locator to find you one.
According to the Haynes Manual it's located in the Water pump cover.
under the exhaust manifold. follow the bottom radiator hose (the one that drops below the oil pan).. the metal piece that the hose connects to holds the thermostat (thermostat's at the other end)
From your radiator, follow the upper coolant hose to the engine. The upper hose is connected to a adapter (engine side). Disconnect the upper hose from this adapter, Remove the adapter, the thermostat is inside this adapter. I have a 95 Grand Am 2.3 liter Quad 4 DOHC and the thermostat is located by the water pump. That's located at the rear of the motor. You should be able to see it if you look down under the exhaust manifold at the rear of the engine. Remove the exhaust manifold. That makes it easier to get at. This engine was designed in such a way that it is not easy to repair yourself. So i have patience. If you are going to replace the thermostat, it is wise to replace the water pump at the same time. This will save you the time and headache of replacing it later. Also replace the exhaust manifold gasket & the exhaust O-ring gasket. Bleed the air out of the lines after u install the thermostat. Good luck! :) ~Heidi
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