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how do i change the thermostat on a 2001 ford focus se 2.0

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how do i change the thermostat on a 2001 ford focus se 2.0liter
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  lostrider replied 7 years ago.

Hi this is lostrider, here is the procedure, hope this helps.

Thermostat - 2.0L SPI



  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Disconnect the coolant hoses and detach the thermostat housing.graphic
  3. Detach the thermostat housing.
    1. Disconnect the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor electrical connector.
    1. Detach the thermostat housing.
  4. Remove the thermostat.
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  6. Remove and discard the O-ring seals.



  1. NOTE: Install new O-ring seals.

    NOTE: Install a new thermostat.

    NOTE: Make sure to locate the new thermostat into the thermostat housing.

    Install the thermostat.
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  2. Install the thermostat housing and reconnect the coolant hoses.
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  2. Fill the cooling system.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
how come i cant print this answer and have it at the car with me
Expert:  lostrider replied 7 years ago.
That I dont know unless there is something in your programing that wont let it print.