car repairs


Question by  MadameC (20)

What is the proper way to install a thermostat on a Ford?

I need to install a thermostat on a Ford.


Answer by  Wrenchman (638)

Locate the thermostat housing. It should be held on by a couple of bolts and it's probably attached to a radiator hose. Remove that (be ready for a little bit of spill), and note how the old thermostat is installed. Remove it, clean the housing up a bit, and install the new one.


Answer by  78Camaro (200)

The Thermostat will be in your cooling system on the engine. Most cars will have a repair manual with the information about location. These are usually easy to replace by unbolting a cover and pulling out the old one. You can check to see if it works by putting it in a pot of boiling water.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

Allow the engine to cool. Drain the radiator and dispose of the coolant properly. Find the thermostat housing (should be where the top radiator hose enters the engine; could be elsewhere) and unbolt it. Remove the old thermostat, place in the new, reassemble, and refill with coolant.


Answer by  Vasko (5)

Drain your radiator coolant. Remove hoses and screws from the thermostat. Replace the old one with the new one. Make sure everything is back where it came from. All bolts are tight and you put new coolant in the system. Make sure you drain the air out of the coolant system to bleed.


Answer by  Grag (452)

It depends on the model and the year. the proper way is usually by removing the cover, then the old seal, and thermostat and putting silicon on the new seal and placing the new thermostat in and bolting it back together. I reccomend getting the hayes repair guide for your vehicle you can get it at a parts store

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