Question about 1995 Ford Windstar
Follow the upper rad hose to the engine and that housing there contains the thermostat. It is kind of hard to get to but it depends on you. Be sure to put the spring on the new thermostat TOWARDS the engine.
3 tools should be needed for this job..screwdriver (flat head), 8mm deepwell socket w/extensoin and maybe some pliers to rotate the radiator hose clamp away from 1 of the 2 bolts required to remove the t-stat housing.
Step 1. remove the airbox assy. just loosen the clamp with a screwdriver at the throttle body, a pull back the airbox assy and unhook all the elec connectors. under the throttle body you will see the radiator hose leading to the t-stat housing. it's a little tricky to get to, but should not be a problem if the hose clamp is not in the way of one of the bolts. if it is, just rotate the clamp by sqeezing it with pliers. (that's the hard part) but hopefully it won't be in the way.
step 2. remove the bolts with an 8mm deepwell socket. you'll need a deepwell cuz the bolt on the left is also used to hold a clip for the spark plug wire holder otherwise known as a "stay". REmove the plastic stay to get to the bolt. then remove the 2 bolts and pull the housing back with the hose still connected.
step 3. remove t-stat and any gasket material so that both surfaces are clean.
step 4. replace t-stat and gasket. use gasket sealer with the gasket that comes with the t-stat.. re-assemble everything and you are done.
NEVER EVER REMOVE a radiator cap from a
WARM/HOT ENGINE!! What to look for:
CAUTION If the radiator is filled to the top with coolant and the engine is run without the radiator cap in place, the coolant will expand and spill over as the engine warms up. Be ready to put the radiator cap back on.
* Compare the size of the thermostat to the old one - make sure the new one matches up
* Ensure the thermostat fits into the groove in the block or outlet housing.
* The spring side faces the block - If the thermostat is installed backwards, the engine will overheat
NOTE - When a paper gasket is used and the recess is in the thermostat housing, it is a good practice to position the thermostat into the recess and glue the gasket to hold it in place. If it falls out of its groove during installation, the outlet housing can be cracked or a coolant leak will result. Before tightening the water outlet housing, try to rock it back and forth to be sure it is flush. Housings are often cracked during this step.
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Trace the upper radiator hose to the mounting area on the intake manifold. Loosen the hose clamp on the manifold end of the hose and remove the hose. Pull the thermostat out of the intake manifold.
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