Mechanics

THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT

1997 Ford Ranger • 200,000 miles

Does the fan and fan clutch have to be removed before attempting a thermostat replacement or can the thermostat be replaced without removing these parts. This is my first attempt to replace this and I am trying not to take any parts off the vehicle that I do not have to take off
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Pankjr0
October 18, 2013.




What is liter size of engine? I looked at 4.0L, didn't say anything about removing the fan.

JDL
Oct 18, 2013.
The engine is a 4 cylinder 2.3 liter. I looked at some YouTube video and two suggested that the fan guard, fan and fan clutch be removed before attempting to remove the thermostat.
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Pankjr0
Oct 18, 2013.
I can't comment on youtube, I can just tell you what our database said. What ever makes it easy for you, is ok with me.

JDL
Oct 18, 2013.

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