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Leaking from conection at gasket and thermastat

I put a new thermastat in and replaced the old paper gasket, put the sealer on. Put back the 3 bolts and I still have antifreez leaking . What am I doing wrong.I have a 1996 ford taurus.

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  • long2219 Feb 18, 2009

    have done all that at first it did not leak, then a min. later it started back to dripping again.The hose is ok the housing is now new along with the thermostat and the gasket.

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The gasket may have slipped out of place while placing the bolts in the holes. Remove it again. Make sure the thermostat is orientated correctly. Apply a gasket tack onto the housing apply the gasket and let dry until it will stay in place. Carefully place the housing in place. Start all three bolts before tightening them. Also just in case, check the thermostat housing for cracks, and make sure the hose end is not damaged from the hose clamp, or when you removed the hose. Sometimes people try to pry the hose loose with a flat tip screwdriver and unknowingly damage the hose. If you follow the steps above you should correct the problem. Good luck.

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