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My explorer is overheating how do i replace the thermostat or could it be something else

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Are the cooling fans coming on?
Clean all the leaves and dirt out of the condenser and radiator
Follow the top rad hose to the thermostat.
If you have a rad cap on the engine vs the radiator, it will be there.
If you are low on coolant or have air in the system,work that issue,leaks etc
Is it really overheating or just the gauge telling you so??

Posted on Jul 29, 2010


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