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If you are that deep into things you will do poorly without a good manual. Are the pistons new or used?If they are used you need to completly clean the ring grooves in the pistons or the new rings will stick and gall.Did you remove the ridge at the top of the cylinders? If not there is a good the top ring will either break or bust the upper land off of the piston. Hopefully you had a machine shop go through the block. Check the ring manufacture's web site. I am sure they will have tips and instructions.

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SOURCE: Water Pump leakes from steel tube.

when installing new o-ring on tube, lubricate o-ring and stick it in water pump. Then pull pressure back on tube and then tighten hold down clamp. problem solved

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SOURCE: 1991 honda accord is overheating. Installed new

When the car is completely cool,check the electric fan(s) for smooth rotation.

Clean/check/change the thermo sensor,contact and wire.

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Excavate air pocket in coolant system / check for head gasket leak

This test will kill two birds with one stone.

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MAKE SURE THE COOLANT SYSTEM and ENGINE IS COLD!

RAN THIS TEST IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA ONLY!

You will spill some coolant during this air pocket purge test.......BE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT and ANIMAL please clean up after the test!

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Put the front end on a pair of ramp or park your car on a VERY STEEP HILL (radiator facing top of the hill) .

Top of the coolant reserve tank

Let it ran for 10-15 minutes.

Monitor for air pockets escaping from coolant reserve tank.

Small amount of bubbles is OK at 1-5 minute mark

After the thermostat open up (after 195 F warm up) at
5-12 minute mark or after high idle you should see less bubbles.

If you do not see any in rush of bubbles then your thermostat may be partially stuck or rusted badly inside the thermostat hosing.

Give the thermostat host few gentle taps.

If you see larger bubbles surfacing after 15 minutes then should do a hydrocarbon (HC) dye test to test for potential head gasket leak.

Let engine cold down and top off coolant reserve tank.

Start monitor for coolant lost

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A coolant flush is require every 2 years or 24,000 miles.

I recommend the thermostat that has a relief pop-let to reduce the change of burst radiator and coolant hoses.

Make sure you get a new thermostat gasket,black RTV and fresh coolant for the job.

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I am leaking coolant from the crossover tube gasket. I have replaced the gasket and it is still leaking from the same spot. The leak is where the o ring sits in the gasket???

Did you examine the sealing surface for corrosion and pitting?? That is likely why it is leaking. You can try adding some RTV sealant to the O ring, that will fill the pits and most likely seal it up.
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Thermostat on 2005 aviator location

Removal & Installation

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4.6L & 5.4L SOHC Engines

  1. Partially drain the engine cooling system to a level below the thermostat.
  2. Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the water outlet adapter.
  3. Remove the power steering reservoir upper mounting bracket.
  4. Remove the bolts and remove the water outlet adapter.
  5. Remove the water thermostat and the O-ring seal. Discard the O-ring seal.
  6. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the water outlet adapter bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the power steering reservoir upper mounting bracket as shown in the accompanying illustration.

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    Fig. View of the power steering reservoir upper mounting bracket and tightening specifications


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    Fig. Exploded view of the water outlet adapter and tightening specifications



5.4L & 6.8L Engines

  1. Partially drain the cooling system to a level below the thermostat.
  2. Disconnect the upper radiator hose.
  3. Remove the coolant outlet connection, as follows:
    1. Remove the bolts.
    2. Remove the coolant outlet connection.

  4. Remove the (A) coolant thermostat and the (B) O-ring seal.
  5. Discard the (B) O-ring seal.

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    Fig. Remove the (A) coolant thermostat and the (B) O-ring seal


To install:

NOTE Thermostat must be installed as illustrated.
  1. Use a new (A) O-ring seal to position the (B) coolant thermostat in the (C) upper intake manifold.

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    Fig. Use a new (A) O-ring seal to position the (B) coolant thermostat in the (C) upper intake manifold

  2. Install the coolant outlet connection, as follows:
    1. Position the coolant outlet connection on the upper intake manifold.
    2. Install the bolts and tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).

  3. Connect the upper radiator hose.
  4. Fill the cooling system.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Partially drain the cooling system to a level below the thermostat.
  3. Disconnect the upper radiator hose.
  4. Remove the coolant outlet connection, as follows:
    1. Remove the bolts.
    2. Remove the coolant outlet connection.

  5. Remove the (A) coolant thermostat and the (B) O-ring seal.
  6. Discard the (B) O-ring seal.

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    Fig. Remove the (A) coolant thermostat and the (B) O-ring seal


To install:

NOTE Thermostat must be installed as illustrated.
  1. Use a new (A) O-ring seal to position the (B) coolant thermostat in the (C) upper intake manifold.

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    Fig. Use a new (A) O-ring seal to position the (B) coolant thermostat in the (C) upper intake manifold

  2. Install the coolant outlet connection, as follows:
    1. Position the coolant outlet connection on the upper intake manifold.
    2. Install the bolts and tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).

  3. Connect the upper radiator hose.
  4. Fill the cooling system.


5.4L DOHC Engine

  1. Partially drain the engine cooling system to a level below the thermostat.
  2. Disconnect the upper radiator hose, the heater water inlet hose and the heated PCV inlet hose from the water outlet adapter.

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    Fig. Disconnect the upper radiator hose, the heater water inlet hose and the heated PCV inlet hose from the water outlet adapter

  3. Remove the water hose connection and thermostat.
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the mounting bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).

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    Fig. Exploded view of the thermostat-5.4L DOHC engine

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I have a 97 passport and my engine coolant keeps leaking out of a small hole right above the flywheel on the back of the engine block. Is this hole supposed to be there and if so where would the leak...

I Have a 94 Rodeo,3.2l v6 I had the same problem...Yes it is a drain hole..You might have a coolant pipe running under your lower intake if so it's the "O" ring on that pipe..It runs from the upper radiator hose to rear of block...50 cent part. If you are doing it yourself check the other heater hose metal pipe O ring also. towards the front under the thermostat housing. I just fixed mine.I had antifreeze coming out the inspection plates on the trans took off the upper plenium and lower intake and the rubber O ring was shot.Clean out flange use a wire V shaped wheel. make sure the Ring fits Snug on the coolant pipe,dry fit in the flange.( Got assorted sizes at NAPA) put a good coat of Black RTV silicon on O ring,And some in the hole itself press pipe in hole and install the bolts.Allow to set for 3hrs. Again this is on a 94 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2 L V6 5spd. Hope that helps you
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I have a 2000 taurus can you show me how do I change the thermostat on my car

3.0L OHV Engine
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Fig. Exploded view of the water hose connection and the thermostat assembly - 3.0L OHV engines (click over pic for zoom)
  1. Drain the coolant until the level of the coolant is below the level of the thermostat.
  2. Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the water hose connection.
  3. Unfasten the three water inlet connection retaining bolts and remove the water hose connection.
  4. Remove the gasket and thermostat from the water hose connection. Discard the gasket.
To install:
  1. Clean the water inlet connection mating surfaces.
    NOTE The jiggle valve on the thermostat must be in the up position.
  2. Place the thermostat in the water hose connection making sure the thermostat jiggle valve is facing up.
  3. Install the new gasket and place the water hose connection assembly into position.
  4. Install the water hose connection assembly retainers and tighten them to 89-124 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
  5. Connect the upper radiator hose to the water hose connection.
  6. Fill the engine with coolant, start the engine and check for leaks.
  7. Stop the engine and top off the coolant recovery reservoir as necessary.

3.0L DOHC Engine
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Fig. Exploded view of the water inlet connection and the thermostat assembly-3.0L DOHC engines (click over pic for zoom)
  1. Drain the coolant until the level of the coolant is below the level of the thermostat.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
  3. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water inlet connection.
  4. Unfasten the two water inlet connection retaining bolts and remove the water inlet connection.
  5. Remove the O-ring seal and thermostat from the water inlet connection. Inspect the O-ring for damage and replace as necessary.
To install:
  1. Clean the water inlet connection mating surfaces.
  2. Install the O-ring, thermostat and the water inlet connection. Refer to the accompanying illustration If you can-t remember how the O-ring and thermostat are positioned.
  3. Install the water inlet connection assembly retainers and tighten them to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
  4. Connect the lower radiator hose to the water inlet connection.
  5. Fill the engine with coolant, start the engine and check for leaks.
  6. Stop the engine and top off the coolant recovery reservoir as necessary.

Good luck (remember to rate this answer).
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How do you change thermostat in 03 cobra where is the thermostat

4.6L Engine - replacing thermostat



CAUTION Never remove the radiator cap under any conditions while the engine is running, or while hot. Failure to heed this caution could result in cooling system damage or severe personal injury.
  1. Drain the engine cooling system until the coolant level is below the thermostat.
  2. Detach the lower radiator hose, the return hose and the degas bottle hose from the thermostat housing.
  3. Remove the two mounting bolts, then remove the thermostat housing.
  4. Remove the O-ring and thermostat from the housing. Discard the O-ring.

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Figure - exploded view of thermostat and Housing - 4.6L engine

To install:

NOTE To prevent installing the thermostat with an incorrect orientation, the housing contains a positioning slot. Install the thermostat so that the bridge part protrudes into the housing, not into the intake manifold.
  1. Position the thermostat and a new O-ring on the housing, then install the housing.
  2. Install the two mounting bolts, and alternately tighten them to:
    1. 4.6L SOHC engines 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
    2. 4.6L DOHC engines 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).

  3. Connect the lower radiator hose, the return hose and the degas bottle hose to the housing.
  4. Fill the cooling system, then start the engine and check for leaks.
  5. If necessary, top off the cooling system overflow reservoir.

  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Remove the air cleaner outlet pipe.
  3. Remove the 2 thermostat housing bolts and separate the lower and upper thermostat housings.
    1. Discard the thermostat O-ring seal and remove the thermostat.


To install:

NOTE Lubricate the O-ring seal with clean engine coolant.
  1. Install a new thermostat with the smaller plate facing upward and the O-ring seal.
  2. Position the lower and upper thermostat housings together and install the 2 bolts. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Install the air cleaner outlet pipe.
  4. Fill and bleed the cooling system.
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Where is the thermostat on a 2002 sable?

Try this:




3.0L DOHC Engine





  1. Drain the coolant until the level of the coolant is below the level of the thermostat.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
  3. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water inlet connection.
  4. Unfasten the two water inlet connection retaining bolts and remove the water inlet connection.
  5. Remove the O-ring seal and thermostat from the water inlet connection. Inspect the O-ring for damage and replace as necessary.

To install:
  1. Clean the water inlet connection mating surfaces.
  2. Install the O-ring, thermostat and the water inlet connection. Refer to the accompanying illustration If you can-t remember how the O-ring and thermostat are positioned.
  3. Install the water inlet connection assembly retainers and tighten them to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
  4. Connect the lower radiator hose to the water inlet connection.
  5. Fill the engine with coolant, start the engine and check for leaks.
  6. Stop the engine and top off the coolant recovery reservoir as necessary.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the water inlet connection and the thermostat assembly-3.0L DOHC engines



3.0L OHV Engine




  1. Drain the coolant until the level of the coolant is below the level of the thermostat.
  2. Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the water hose connection.
  3. Unfasten the three water inlet connection retaining bolts and remove the water hose connection.
  4. Remove the gasket and thermostat from the water hose connection. Discard the gasket.

To install:
  1. Clean the water inlet connection mating surfaces.
    NOTE The jiggle valve on the thermostat must be in the up position.
  2. Place the thermostat in the water hose connection making sure the thermostat jiggle valve is facing up.
  3. Install the new gasket and place the water hose connection assembly into position.
  4. Install the water hose connection assembly retainers and tighten them to 89-124 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
  5. Connect the upper radiator hose to the water hose connection.
  6. Fill the engine with coolant, start the engine and check for leaks.
  7. Stop the engine and top off the coolant recovery reservoir as necessary.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the water hose connection and the thermostat assembly-3.0L OHV engines


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    Fig. Remove the upper radiator hose from the water outlet


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    Fig. Remove the water outlet retaining bolts and . . .


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    Fig. . . . remove the outlet from the engine


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    Fig. Remove the thermostat from the water outlet


    Fig. Inspect the water outlet connection for cracks or damage


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    Fig. Thoroughly clean the mating surfaces of the water outlet and . . .


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    Fig. . . . the engine before installing a new gasket


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    Fig. The jiggle valve must be in the up (12 o-clock) position after installation into the water outlet

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How difficult is it to replace a thermostat? on a contour 1999. has the smaller engine

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

2.0L Engine
See Figures 1 through 6

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Fig. 1: Remove the coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet

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Fig. 2: Remove the upper radiator hose from the water outlet

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Fig. 3: Remove the three retaining bolts for the water outlet

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Fig. 4: Carefully separate the water outlet from the thermostat housing

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Fig. 5: Remove the thermostat from the housing

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Fig. 6: Make sure you replace the O-ring when installing a new thermostat

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the air intake resonators.
  4. emove the upper radiator hose and coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet.
  5. Remove the three retaining bolts from the water outlet and remove the outlet from the thermostat housing.
  6. Remove the thermostat and O-ring from the housing.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean the housing and install the thermostat and new O-ring into the housing.
  2. Install the water outlet and tighten the retaining bolts to 71-97 inch lbs. (8-11 Nm).
  3. Install the upper radiator and coolant recovery tank hoses to the water outlet.
  4. Install the air intake resonators.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Fill the cooling system with the proper 50 / 50 mixture and start the vehicle.
  7. Bleed the cooling system and check for leaks.

Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this asnwer).
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How do i change a thermostat on a 1996 mercury sable and whre is it located

Thermostat-follow the upper radiator thick hose to the thermostatic housing. Removal & Installation 3.0L (2V) To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the engine cooling system into a suitable container.
  3. Remove the three thermostat housing bolts.
  4. Remove the thermostat O-ring seal.
  5. Inspect and clean the sealing surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install thermostat and o-ring seal.
  2. Install thermostat housing bolts; torque to 9 lb-ft (12 Nm).
  3. Refill cooling system.
  4. Warm-up vehicle and check for leaks.
  5. Top off cooling system.
3.0L (4V) To Remove:
  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water inlet adapter.
  3. Remove the bolts, the water outlet adapter and thermostat. Discard the O-ring seal.
To Install:
  1. Clean the sealing surfaces.
  2. Install the thermostat with a new gasket. Tighten the bolts to 89 in-lb (10 Nm).
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4. Warm-up the vehicle and check for leaks.
  5. Top off the cooling system.
3.4L (SHO) To Remove:
  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Remove battery.
  3. Remove power distribution box.
  4. Remove battery tray.
  5. Disconnect upper radiator hose and place it out of the way.
  6. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water inlet connection.
  7. Remove the two mounting bolts and remove the water inlet connection.
  8. Remove the O-ring seal and thermostat from the water pump.
  9. Inspect O-ring for damage and replace if necessary.
To Install:
  1. If necessary, install a new O-ring on the inlet connection.
  2. Install the thermostat in the water pump and install the inlet housing. Tighten the bolts to 71-106 lb-in (8-12 Nm).
  3. Connect the lower radiator hose to the water inlet connection.
  4. Install the upper radiator hose.
  5. Install battery tray.
  6. Install the power distribution box.
  7. Install the battery.
  8. Refill the engine with coolant.
  9. Start the engine and allow the engine to warm up so that the water thermostat opens. Check for leaks.
  10. Stop the engine. Allow the engine to cool and top off degas bottle as required to maintain minimum cold fill level.
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Where is the thermostat

Please choose the correct steps for the size of engine that you have:

4.5L & 4.9L Engines
  1. Drain the coolant to a level below the thermostat housing.
  2. It may be necessary to remove the upper air filter assembly on some models.
  3. Remove the 2 bolts securing the upper thermostat housing to the lower housing.
  4. Remove the upper thermostat housing.
  5. Remove the thermostat and O-ring from the lower housing.

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Thermostat installation—4.5L and 4.9L engines

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat and a new O-ring to the lower housing.
  2. Install the upper thermostat housing to the lower housing. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  3. Refill the cooling system using a 50/50 mixture of water and ethylene glycol antifreeze.
  4. Start the engine and check for coolant leaks. Allow the engine to come to normal operating temperature. Recheck for coolant leaks.

4.6L Engines
  1. Drain the coolant to a level below the thermostat housing.
  2. On some vehicles, access is easier if the front-end beauty panel and the air cleaner are removed.
  3. Remove the 2 bolts securing the thermostat housing to the intake manifold.
  4. Remove the thermostat housing.
  5. Remove the thermostat and O-ring from the housing.

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Thermostat installation—4.6L Engine


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Loosen the upper radiator hose clamp at the thermostat housing


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Remove the upper radiator hose clamp from the thermostat housing


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Remove the thermostat housing retaining bolts and . . .





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. . . remove the thermostat housing from the engine


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Separate the thermostat from the housing

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat and new O-ring to the housing.
  2. Install the thermostat housing to the intake manifold. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  3. Refill the cooling system using a 50/50 mixture of water and ethylene glycol antifreeze.
  4. Install the air cleaner and beauty panel, if removed.
  5. Start the engine and check for coolant leaks. Allow the engine to come to normal operating temperature. Recheck for coolant leaks.
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Water Pump leakes from steel tube.

when installing new o-ring on tube, lubricate o-ring and stick it in water pump. Then pull pressure back on tube and then tighten hold down clamp. problem solved
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