Q: How involved is changing the thermostat on a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder?

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I dont want to spend alot to get the thermostat changed, so what am i getting into if i do it on my own. I have general knowledge, but never worked on an import

My car has 126000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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