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Difficulty removing Thermostat

Afraid i will break it and create a larger repair

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  • 79ironhead May 11, 2010

    what engine is it and are you replacing thermostat for reason?

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On the v6 engine the thermostat is a little tricky. if you remove the throttle body the thermostat is much easier. the lower bolt does't have to come all the way out, but almost. if you use a ratchet wrench that is about as easy as it gets. the exaust pipe cover can also be removed by taking out the 4 10mm bolts but they are usually rusted and break off. on the 4 cyl this is a major task it is located on the back side of the engine and is almost impossible to do at home without teaching you car several new words. i recomend taking the car to a shop in this case. hope i helped you, if not feel free to ask more questions... dustang

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