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steps to replace a thermostat on a 1997 ford explorer

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steps to replace a thermostat on a 1997 ford explorer
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  lostrider replied 6 years ago.

HiCustomerthis is lostrider, here is the procedure and the diagrams will show how to install, hope this helps.

Thermostat - 5.0L

Removal

  1. Partially drain the cooling system; refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Remove the upper radiator hose (8260); refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Position the hose clamp back and remove the water bypass hose from the water hose connection.
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  2. Remove the two bolts from the water hose connection (8592).
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  2. CAUTION: Do not pry on the water hose connection to remove.

    Remove the (A) water hose connection, the (B) water thermostat and the (C) thermostat gasket.
    • Clean and inspect the mating surfaces.

 

Installation

1,Install the new thermostat gasket.

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  2. Install the water thermostat into the water hose connection.
    • Align the notch in the thermostat with the notch in the water hose connection.
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  2. Install the water hose connection and tighten the bolts.
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  2. Install the water bypass tube (8548).
    1. Position the water bypass tube and hose clamps.
    1. Tighten the hose clamps.
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  2. Install the upper radiator hose; refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Fill the cooling system; refer to the procedure in this section.

 

 

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