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On an 84 Ranger 2.8 does the T-stat in the lower radiator hose face the engine or radiator?

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The spring should be facing the engine.

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I have a 1984 Ford Ranger 5speed 6cyl the thermostat housing the one on the top is cracked and I cannot find a replacement housing any suggestions,

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