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In a 1992 ford tempo, where is the thermostat located

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in a 1992 ford tempo, where is the thermostat located
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Shawn replied 8 years ago.
HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:

-What type of engine is in your Ford?
-What have you already tried?

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that we can finish answering your question.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
its 4cyl and i think its the 2.3 or 1. I haven't tried anything yet. its been overheating and I wanted to start from the least expensive repair
Expert:  Shawn replied 8 years ago.



The thermostat is on the driver's side just below the air inlet tube


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Place protective covers on the front fenders.
  3. Drain the cooling system into a sealable container.
  4. Unplug the wire connector at the thermostat housing thermo-switch if equipped.
  5. Loosen the top radiator hose clamp. Remove the thermostat housing mounting bolts and lift up the housing. Remove the thermostat by turning counterclockwise.
  6. Clean the thermostat housing and engine gasket mounting surfaces.

To install:

  1. Install new mounting gasket and fully insert the thermostat to compress the gasket. Turn the thermostat clockwise to secure in housing.
  2. Position the housing onto the engine.Install radiator hose clamp and tighten to 20-30 inch lbs. (2.3-3.4 Nm). Install the mounting bolts and torque to 8-10 ft. lbs. (10-14 Nm).
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable, start the engine and check for leaks.


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