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How do you change the engine thermostat on a 2000 mercury villager?

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How do you change the engine thermostat on a 2000 mercury villager?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Richard replied 7 years ago.

Hello and welcome to justanswer.com

 

First you need to remove the upper radiator hose and bypass hose. Then remove the thermostat housing bolts and remove the thermostat. On install make sure the jiggle valve of the thermostat is in the upright position. Click on the link. When refilling the system remove the air relief plug on the engine. See the pic.

 

Thermostat

 

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No. it's not that simple. There is a lot of stuff that needs to be removed before you can even get to the housing. There is a big wire bundle, a/c refrigerant reciever, cruise control parts, etc.. I wish it was that easy. I'll just take it to the shop and pay through the ass to get the job done. thanks for nothing.
Expert:  Richard replied 7 years ago.
You need to work around the harness loom and the a/c line.
Expert:  Ron replied 7 years ago.

-Hello,

 

Yes you are correct and there are a few steps to follow to make the job easier. I have enclosed the step by step instructions.

 

DOWNLOAD HERE

 

DOWNLOAD HERE

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I'll take it to the shop tomorrow. your instructions are of no help. please discontinue, I do not accept.
Expert:  Ron replied 7 years ago.
OK not a problem.