1997 Ford Ranger thermostat replacement

Tiny
PANKJR0
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  • 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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Friday, October 18th, 2013 AT 3:23 PM

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Tiny
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What is liter size of engine? I looked at 4.0L, didn't say anything about removing the fan.
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Friday, October 18th, 2013 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
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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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Friday, October 18th, 2013 AT 4:36 PM
Tiny
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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.
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Friday, October 18th, 2013 AT 4:47 PM

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