I AM REPAIRING A LEAKING THERMOSTAT HOUSING IN ...

2001 Ford Explorer

Tiny

kimtherrien

November, 5, 2012 AT 12:00 AM

I am repairing a leaking thermostat housing in my 2001 Explorer Sport (4.0 SOHC). The original housing was clip in type (sensors) and the new housing is screw in. Is the clip type thermostat housing interchangeable with the screw in type (I got new sensors for the new housing; the wiring clips appear to be compatible)?Also, removal not going so easy due to sensor right up under plentum being so close to bottom of plentum. Any suggestions?

3 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

November, 5, 2012 AT 12:06 AM

Is it the same configuration?

The upper intake should be removed to get to it correctly. Thats why it pays so much in a shop.

As long as you have the sensors and the housing is the same configuration, go for it.

Roy

Tiny

kimtherrien

November, 5, 2012 AT 12:35 AM

It all appears to be the same configuration both in body style and sensor location. So just pulling the throttle body isn't enough?

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

November, 5, 2012 AT 12:40 AM

No, those back 2 bolts are really buried in there

roy

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