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Replacing thermostat housing on a 2006 ford explorer

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your fan clutch could be bad.

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SOURCE: Bublling in the thermostat housing and very hot upper radiator hose

I recommend flushing the radiator thoroughly if not done recently. there seems to be some sort of blockage in the radiator at this time. if you get lots of metal fragments that are flushed out during this flush, i will then recommend a rebuild on the radiator or replacement of the radiator. make sure the cooling fans are cycling on time as well.

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SOURCE: Ford Explorer 2006 Overheating

then the head gaskets are blown

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SOURCE: replaced thermostat and housing, still

check to make sure the coolant is running freely into and out of the radiator. you can do this by squeezing the inlet and outlet hoses when the engine is cold, so you dont burn your hand.
also while the engine is cold, open the reserve/overflow cap outside the radiator, usually next to the side wall. with the cap off, one by one squeeze each cooling system hose, and see if it backs or forces coolant into or out of the overflow reservoir. if coolant comes out of the top inlet hole when squeezing a hose, the thermostat is probably stuck closed, if the coolant in the reservoir bubbles from below, you probably have a clog in the engine ports where the coolant passes by the head to cool it off. if you have ever put only water in the radiator instead of the proper mixture of coolant to water. there could be some mineral or calcium deposits clogging things.

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 Ford

sounds like you didn't seat the new thermostat correctly, check that first. Other then that you will need to have it pressure tested again to find out what else is leaking.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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  1. 1 Drain the coolant from your Explorer into an adequate container by opening the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator. Save the coolant for reuse if it is relatively new and clean.
  2. 2 Remove the negative battery cable from the battery if your Explorer has a 2.9-, 3.0-, 4.0- or 5.0-liter engine. This step is not necessary for 2.3- and 2.5-liter engines.
  3. 3 Follow the upper radiator hose to the front driver's side of the intake manifold, where it meets the engine. This is where the thermostat housing on your Ford Explorer is located. If necessary, remove the air cleaner duct for easy access to the housing.
  4. 4 Loosen the clip on the end of the radiator hose and pull the hose off the thermostat housing. Use a 10mm wrench or socket to remove the two retaining bolts on the thermostat housing cover. Remove the cover.
  5. 5 Note the position of the thermostat before removal. Pull out the old thermostat. Seat the new thermostat inside the housing in the same position as the old one, spring-side facing into the engine. Install new gasket over the thermostat.
  6. 6 Reattach the thermostat housing cover and the radiator hose. Reinstall the air cleaner duct if removed earlier. Fill the radiator with reserve or new coolant. Start your Explorer and run with the heater blowing until the engine gets warm. Check for leaks.

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I have a 2002 Ford Explorer that has a coolant leak. I was diagnosed by pressure test as a leak from the thermostat housing. We have replaced the housing & thermostat. When starting the car after...

sounds like you didn't seat the new thermostat correctly, check that first. Other then that you will need to have it pressure tested again to find out what else is leaking.

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remove radiator house from thermostat housing inlet... then remove two bolts that hold the housing on... remove thermostat from housing... replace thermostat with new one... make sure housing does not have any of the old gasket left on it, then replace gasket... ensure you use high temprature rtv.... then put the bolts back in and then put the hose back on... hope this helps

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  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the 3 bolts and reposition the thermostat housing to gain access to the hose clamps.
  4. Remove and discard the gasket.
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  5. Disconnect the heater hose from the thermostat housing.
  6. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the thermostat housing and remove the thermostat housing.

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To install:
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  3. Fill and bleed the cooling system

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