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I just replaced the thermostat on my 2000 Ford Ranger 2.5 4 cylinder. Now It's running hot and making a weird noise. Please help I deliver newspapers 7 days a week and need my truck

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This can be one of several problems some very simple.#1 does it leak coolant..#2 is the fan working properly.#3does it have proper coolant/water mix.#4 is the coolant old or dirty with debris,#5 is water flowing through the thermostat neck and hose forcefully this would help determine that its starving for water.the noise is possibly a failing water pump.

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Check your oil to see if it is a milky color if so you could have a blown head gasket and or a worped head

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

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    hilary_elmore Jan 05, 2013

    if i dont tighten the fan right could it affect it? its smells like coolant now also. could it be the water pump?

  • paul brown Jan 05, 2013

    usually if a water pump goes bad it will leak out of a small hole that is on the under side of it you will be able to see a pretty visiable leak

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SOURCE: Replace thermostat in 2000 ford ranger

the open pipe that you took the hose off of is the thermostat housing, you will need to remove this to reveal the thermostat, make sure you use a new gasket with sealant when reinstalling thermostat housing to prevent leaks and dont over tighten the bolts,run both bolts down as far as you can before final tightning

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Just did this today on my 2000 4 cyl. It was a pain.

First off drain the radiator. There is a piece that sticks out at the bottom on the radiator on the drivers side. Put a large container under it and unscrew the white-ish plastic bolt to release the fluid. Make sure the radiator cap is opened to let it drain quicker. Then remove the top hose. The thermostat housing is at the end of the radiator hose on the engine. There is a bolt on the upper right, right up against the belt shroud for the camshaft. There is one more under the housing to the left. You pretty much have to feel for it. There is not much space to work with so I removed the fan (4 bolts) wiggle it off. To remove the fan you also have to remove the shroud to get it off. No problem just two bolts. This should give you plenty of room to work with. Then remove the housing and exchange parts. Replace the gasket (its a small rubber o ring. Mine looked fine so I left it, but I did put a bead of silicon around it just in case. Reverse the steps and add fluid back to the system.

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