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the gf's rav4 is overheating
i flushed the coolant as best as i could

when i turn on the heater....no hot air comes out

i unbolted the two 12mm bolts on the housing where the upper radiator hose connects to and found no thermostat
where is it on this car?
 
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Not sure if other years are different but I have a 99 and mine was on the upper left hose next to the alternator. Just needed to remove the oil filter to make the bolts reachable. I got the instructions from a repair manual. If you need further assistance please advice.
 
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her car is a 96
can anyone else confirm that its next to the oil filter area?
 
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