2005 Ford Ranger

Engine Cooling problem
2005 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 72.000 miles

engine seems to be running hot, but the temperature gauge is normal, bottom hose is cold, think it might be thermostat closed, but not sure exactly where the housing for thermostat would be, think it is bottom hose?
Franko 1
December 20, 2008.

Thermostat Housing - 2.3L
Removal and Installation
NOTE:The thermostat and thermostat housing are serviced as an assembly.

Drain the cooling system. For additional information, refer to COOLING SYSTEM DRAINING, FILLING AND BLEEDING - 2.3L.
Disconnect the coolant hose and the lower radiator hose.
Fig. 10: Disconnecting Coolant Hose And Lower Radiator Hose
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Remove the bolts and the thermostat housing.
Fig. 11: Removing Thermostat Housing
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Dave H
Dec 20, 2008.