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Where is the themostat located in a 2000 Ford Ranger 2.5

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Where is the themostat located in a 2000 Ford Ranger 2.5
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ford snr master replied 7 years ago.

the thermostat for the 2.5L engine is located engine side of the upper radiator hose, inside the housing, see repair procedue below, hope this helps

Thermostat - Water, 2.5L


CAUTION: Do not pry on the water thermostat (8575) to remove.

  1. Drain the cooling system.
  1. Disconnect the heater return hose at the thermostat housing.
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  2. Disconnect the engine coolant temperature sensor (12A648) and the water temperature sensor.
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  2. Disconnect the upper radiator hose (8260) from the outlet connection.
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  2. Remove the bolts. Pull the elbow away from the cylinder head (6049).
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  2. Remove the water thermostat.



  1. NOTE: Do not become concerned if the thermostat tabs are not flush with the housing. This is normal and they will press into the housing when installed against the head.

    Install the thermostat into the water outlet connection:
    • Press the housing by hand.
    • Align the thermostat tabs into the recessed areas on the housing.graphic
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
This looks like a major job. Not by someone who has worked on Fords in his personal garage for 50 years.