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Thermostat temp and placement

I have a 1996 Ford Taurus 3.0L EFI. what is the correct tempature and placement of the thermostat into the housing other than the spring side is towards the engine?

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The OEM temp is 195 degrees.
And yes the spring side goes in the hole first.

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SOURCE: location of thermostat on a ford taurus 1999 for replacement

Follow the top radiator hose to the engine,the thermostat is behind the housing where the hose is connected to.

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SOURCE: how to find the thermostat in a 1996 ford taurus

Thermostat is located in between radiator and motor on passenger side of car.

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the Speedo in your car is electronic, the problem is the tiny motor that moves the needle is most likely defective, there are no parts for the Speedo available to the consumer from Ford, you must remove the Speedo and have it repaired by a authorized Speedo repair shop. here is a link to a good one I know about.

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SOURCE: 1996 ford taurus overheating

it could be water pump, radiator fan, check system for leaks, or you might need a new radiator


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I would try to replace the thermostate again, Sometimes these can get damaged in the warehouse. Cheap to try it again, $12-$15

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