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The upper radiator hose burst, i replace that now it wont cycle coolant threw the block and heater wont work could it be the thermostat

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Could be or it could be the water pump which i think is more than likely which is why the hose burst ,the water pump has a plastic impeller and this is driven by a metal shaft and they do come loose on the metal drive shaft ,result the problems you describe

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    • The upper radiator hose f150_42_thermostat.gif

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Fig: Remove the ignition coil pack


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Fig. : Detach the air intake tube, crankcase breather and PCV hose


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Fig. : Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the radiator


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Fig. : Unfasten the ignition coil pack bracket upper bolts...

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Fig. : ...and the lower bracket bolt, then remove the bracket

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Fig. : Unfasten the heater hose inlet tube bracket bolt (arrow)

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Fig: Unfasten the heater hose inlet tube-to-thermostat housing clamp


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Fig.: Disconnect the hose inlet tube from the thermostat housing

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Fig. : Unfasten the three thermostat housing bolts


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Fig. Separate the thermostat housing from the engine block


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Fig. : Remove the thermostat from the housing


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Fig. : Use a scraper to clean old gasket material from the engine block's thermostat housing mating surface ...


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Fig. : ... as well as the thermostat housing

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