car repairs


Question by  Haylie (84)

How do I change the thermostat on my Ford Taurus?


Answer by  iantm (127)

The thermostat will be located on the top of the engine below the fitting where the upper radiator hose connects to the engine. Remove the hose, unbolt the hose fitting, and the thermostat is right there. Next, take a razor and wire brush and clean the area where the gasket went. Once clean, reassemble and top off coolant.


Answer by  thattractorguy (2970)

Trace the top radiator hose down to where it connects to the engine. Remove the hose and catch the coolant that comes out. Unbolt the neck that attaches to the engine. Swap out the old thermostat and gasket for the new and put it back together. Replace the lost coolant.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well the first step is to drain down your coolant below the level of the thermostat. Then locate the thermostat housing. Remove it and then the thermostat itself. Next install the new one along with the new gasket. Tighten it down to factory specifications. Then refill the cooling system and bleed out any air.


Answer by  jordandevers (318)

On the hose going from the radiator to the engine, as that hose mates up to an engine, there is a bulb. That bulb holds the thermostat. Remove the bolts holding the bulb down, remove old thermostat and gasket. Then replace in same direction and replace the bolts, making sure to refill your radiator completely.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

The best thing to do when you are going to change the thermostat on your car is to find it on the block and there will be only two screws holding it on. You will also need to replace the gasket when you change the thermostat that way it does not leak on you when you install the new one.


Answer by  rusty94 (123)

the thermostat will be in a pipe connecting the radiator and water pump, since it controls flow for those. merely take out the water pump, and unscrew the old thermostat, and screw the new one in. then put the water pump back on.


Answer by  nicole9585 (20)

Lift hood. Locate the hose comming out of radiator going to engin block on the top driver side. Disconcet hose and let drain. remove three bolts holding the thermostat. replace with new thermostat and gasket. Tighen down and reinstall hose and clamp fill fluid and your good to go.

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