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Thermostat 2002 zx2

I am trying to change the thermostat on a 2002 ford escort zx2 and I have run into a problem. I can't get the thermostat out of the housing. Any advice? I have tried prying it out with a screwdriver. Am I missing something or do I just need to keep on prying. It doesn't seem to budge at all.

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  • Mark Ebner Feb 26, 2009

    Not that I am aware of.

  • Mark Ebner Feb 26, 2009

    Yes. I took pictures and posted them online...This is what I am trying to pry out of..http://www.edesignbuild.com/Gallery/hous... and this is what the new thermostat looks like for an idea of how it needs to come out..http://www.edesignbuild.com/Gallery/ther...

  • Mark Ebner Feb 26, 2009

    66 chrgr...no I did not. That is what I was wondering if I had to do that. Is that what I am missing?

  • Mark Ebner Feb 26, 2009

    Thank you as soon as I removed the 3 20mm torx screws out I just slide the old thermostat out and put the new one in. Much easier!

    Thank you all for your help.


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    STOP PRYING IT ... are there bolts on the bottom of that housing.. (toward your hand) ???

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    look around the thermostat edge and see if there is any kind of wire ring retainer. If there is, you need to remove it before the stat will come out.

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    did you take the three 20mm torx screws out of the plastic housing?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    describe what you are prying on... is it copper with a spring.. and round ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    have you ever used stop leak in the system ?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    WILL USING WRONG OIL CAUSE MY 2002 FORD FOCUS ZX2 TO MISS

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Perhaps rate my help as a fixya... thanks

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Yes and they might not bee easy if they are corroded .but the tsat is behind this

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