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How do you change the
Drain the coolant from your Explorer into an adequate
container by opening the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator. Save
the coolant for reuse if it is relatively new and clean.
Remove the negative battery cable from the battery if your
Explorer has a 2.9-, 3.0-, 4.0- or 5.0-liter engine. This step is not
necessary for 2.3- and 2.5-liter engines.
Follow the upper radiator hose to the front driver's side of
the intake manifold, where it meets the engine. This is where the
thermostat housing on your Ford Explorer is located. If necessary,
remove the air cleaner duct for easy access to the housing.
Loosen the clip on the end of the radiator hose and pull the
hose off the thermostat housing. Use a 10mm wrench or socket to remove
the two retaining bolts on the thermostat housing cover. Remove the
Note the position of the thermostat before removal. Pull out
the old thermostat. Seat the new thermostat inside the housing in the
same position as the old one, spring-side facing into the engine.
Install new gasket over the thermostat.
Reattach the thermostat housing cover and the radiator hose.
Reinstall the air cleaner duct if removed earlier. Fill the radiator
with reserve or new coolant. Start your Explorer and run with the heater
blowing until the engine gets warm. Check for leaks.
Read more: How to Change the Thermostat in a Ford Explorer ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4484916_change-thermostat-ford-explorer.html#ixzz1CLSvmPwR
on Jan 28, 2011
Can i change an intake
yes you can but you need special tools you need an air compressor and hose with a fitting that will screw into your sprrk plug hole. then you need an over head valve spring compressor. the air from the compressor will hold the valve against the head while you remove the valve retainers or collets to remove the spring. then you just assemble it all again is not hard but you do need the right gear
on Jan 11, 2011
Locked my keys in car
They do make it easy for you there is a web sit go to www.fleet.ford.com
under the Maintenance
tab at the top by your toolbar on your monitor. They have a VIN Decoder
program you will need to inter you VIN number it takes all of one minute to spit out you breakdown print page last item on list is your code under Prod Sequence Number and there you have your code
on Dec 10, 2010
MY 2005 SPORTS TRAC JUST
Why would you waste money on fuel injection cleaning?
Why would you replace perfectly good ignition wires,they
do not wear out. (You only replace when they fail)
I have had OEM wires on a veh for over 17 years,over 18 on another
and 21 years ,on the one I currently use.
You paid to have preventative maintainance work done to
Now it is either the same as before or worse.
Take it back,and tell the shop why you went there in the first
place. If you don't spend time there and be part of the solution,
they recommend and start performing services they make money on.
That is not how you do drivability diagnostics.
on Nov 25, 2010
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