if thermostat is installed backwards what damage can it cause, would heater work
While it is a little difficult to install the Thermostat "backwards", the Thermostat typically would open "IF" there were sufficient Coolant, but would open lateThe Heater (heater core) would still circulate "when" the Coolant moved "IF" the Thermostat opened
If the Heater (heat) is the main concern, the Heater Core could be clogged & need flushed (50/50 chance of clearing) or Replaced, or it can be the Air Door not closing to allow Heat
Checking "both" Heater Hoses for equal heat, after the engine has reached Operating Temperature, will let you know if the Heater Core is clogged
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Can it damage engine or, and how could I tell
yes, as the Thermostat controls the Coolant flow into the Engine to maintain Operating Temperature. Installing incorrectly can cause restriction, which can result in "overheating"
If you are "unsure", your best bet is to take it apart & check.Gasget should be all you need for parts
Please post which engine is in the Ford351 or 302
no answer what the heck.
sorry??Did you not see my response?You asked if it can damage engineI answered above
I also asked what engine, so I could provide you with procedure
If it is the 351, then it is a pain.......
Here is Ford proceduressee if this helps a little
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