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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2dr Coupe

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April 5, 2011, 7:21 pm

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Question: What is the life span of a thermostat?

V6 - 3.8L - 160k miles. Had thermostat replaced on 1/27/2010. Recently took car to Midas for oil change and inspection and was told that the water pump was leaking and car needed tune-up. I was told over the phone that the thermostat also needed to be replaced b/c of the leaky water pump. I informed them that it was just replaced 15 mos. ago. Anyways, they did replace the thermostat and I am trying to confirm whether or not this sounds logical with regards to the defective water pump.

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