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Am I stupid? how do you get to the thermostat?

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I know where the thermostat is , but how do you get to it to undo the two 13mm bolts? I can not get my ratchet and socket in there as its to high and wont fit under the belt and itf I try a spanner its to long and goes on at angle and I risk rounding the bolts.

Please help. I'm normally ok at this stuff.

Ta


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Think I need to try and find a short angled rinmg spanner as the one I tried was long and kept fouling.

Ta


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I used a short socket and u-joint extension and ti worked for both front and back. Took about 15 minutes. Getting the bolts back on . . . now that was more fun . . .

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I used a short socket and u-joint extension and ti worked for both front and back. Took about 15 minutes. Getting the bolts back on . . . now that was more fun . . .

Try a crow-foot wrench, that is what I used. good luck. my set is Craftsman.

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This may not have been an elegant solution but I took the 13mm socket to machine shop and had it ground until there was enough left to hold the bolt head. They charged me $5.00 for a 3 minute job but it did the job.

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