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Replace Thermostat in 2001 Expedition 5.4 bolts won't break

I was told if I can't get the bolts to break clean that I will be snapping off a 4" bolt that will require me tearing down the top end to replace it. Ant info on the 2 bolts that hold the Thermostat housing?

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Use and extension and socket,breaking will make it worse.

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I had a similar problem on my 04 expedition. I just bought it and the headlights were aiming too far down. A rather larger gap was noticeable between the headlight and the hood. The so called adjustment bolt did nothing. I removed the headlights and found 2 issues. On the adjustment bolt there is a washer. Make sure when you re-install the headlight the washer sets on top of the plastic slot and is visible when looking down behind the headlight. Without the washer being in the correct location it will not tighten the headlight in place.
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