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Where exactly is the thermostat on 99 ranger 2.5 engine I

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Where exactly is the thermostat on 99 ranger 2.5 engine? I have a chiltons manual and it say on top and then some are on the bottom. I my local auto parts store has two different thermostat listed for this vehicle

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The Ford part number for the thermostat is F8CZ-8575-AA. Here's the procedure to replace it.



CAUTION: Do not pry on the water thermostat to remove.

  1. Drain the cooling system.



  • Disconnect the heater return hose at the thermostat housing.



  • Disconnect the engine coolant temperature sensor and the water temperature sensor.



  • Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the outlet connection.



  • Remove the bolts. Pull the elbow away from the cylinder head.



  • Remove the water thermostat.



    1. Remove the thermostat O-ring.


    WARNING: Do not stand in line with or near the fan blade when the engine is running.

    CAUTION: The thermostat seal must be positioned on the water outlet connection before the water thermostat is installed.




  • NOTE: The water outlet connection casting contains a locking recess into which the thermostat is turned and locked. Install the coolant water outlet connection against the cylinder head.
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    Customer: replied 8 years ago.
    okay so it is on top your the man thank you

    Your welcome


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