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How to replace the thermostat on the 2004 ford freestar

The radiator is not leaking, enough coolant is in it, i checked it frequently and there is no indication that the hose are bad, the temperature gauge keeps moving up and down when i am driving

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This is normal. When the gauge moves, it is thermostat opening and closing. Open, the gauge goes down a bit, closed, it goes up.

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Don't forget to check the cabling to the dashboard , if the dial is rapidly moving up and down I would suggest , bad signal/sensor , poor grounding , your gauge I'm assuming jumps from C to mid way and back while driving , if it's jumping to H , stop driving as this would not be, no pun intended , cool!!

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

  • jscuin6 Apr 17, 2015

    If this doesn't happen when not driving I would go with loose connector as the vibrations while driving are giving you the intermittent contact for signals

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SOURCE: 2004 ford ranger. temperature gauge

is the coolant flowing thru the radiator check bottom hose should be same temp as top hose if not could be clouged radiator or week water pump

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my 2001 ford focus is trying to heat overheat but without the air condition then it go's down quick but I notice that my car kind of hisatates when I had my air on then the air condition feels warm. Then the air gets cold but you can feel when its going to get warm please help I always have problems with garages that try to take advantage of people that do not know about cars.

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try to run the water pump without hoses, and add water in the 'in' side, if is powers out the other side, then it's fine. how is your water/coolant mix?

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Replace thermostat in 2000 ford ranger

the open pipe that you took the hose off of is the thermostat housing, you will need to remove this to reveal the thermostat, make sure you use a new gasket with sealant when reinstalling thermostat housing to prevent leaks and dont over tighten the bolts,run both bolts down as far as you can before final tightning

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With the sensor unplugged and the fan works,, replace the new sensor,,,,, it is probably defective. I have seeh this before.

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