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I have been trying to find out where the thermostat for a ford taurus dohc is located there are so many different hoses going to so many different places I'm not sure where to look they say in the left front but there is a lot down there could you please give me a detailed discription on where and how to replace

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It is located in the front of your engine on the left side between the radiator fan and engine. The best way for me to describe the location is looking from the front look down between the motor and fan about where the add oil cap is. It is down about half the height of the radiator. I hope I was able to explain its location good enough if not please just let me know

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