I have a 95 Ranger, 2.3 L and I'm having trouble getting the thermostat installed. A little history, my son was driving it when he saw smoke coming from under the hood, turns out it was just steam. It appeared to me that the water pump failed, so I replaced it. Put coolant in it and it still leaked. I should have checked the thermostat while I was replacing the water pump. Ok, so I take the thermostat housing off and the old thermostat falls out in pieces. I notice some corrosion holes in the thermostat housing unit, so I replace it and the thermostat. After installing, it still leaks. I took some pictures of what I'm looking at, and if you could take a look at them to kind of point me in the right direction. I've had this thing on and off so many times that I'm getting frustrated, not to mention, multiple trips back and forth to the parts store for more gaskets. Any help would be appreciated.
Sunday, June 30th, 2013 AT 7:55 AM