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how to locate and replace thermostat on 2000 taurus 3.0 v6 duratec

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how to locate and replace thermostat on 2000 taurus 3.0 v6 duratec
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The thermostat is mounted in the mess of hoses in the bottom of the engine near the a/c lines. I will show you some pics of where it's located. You need to remove two 8mm bolts. You should also replace the gasket/o ring seal.

 

Removal and Installation

  1. Drain the engine cooling system

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  • Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water outlet adapter.
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    1. Remove the bolts, the water outlet adapter and thermostat.
      • Remove and discard the O-ring seal.
    1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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