1998 Ford Escort Thermostat

  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 159,000 MILES
Today my son hydroplaned in the rain while taking a turn at a light. As he regained control his car went front wheels up onto the curb on the side of the road. Said he didn't notice anything immediately. When he got home he found a part wedged in his front left fender. We found out through research that it was a motorcraft 8575 Thermostat. Looks like it is bent, sure we'll need a new part. I would like to know how expensive I can expect this to be. Can the part simply be replace or is it more extensive than that. It doesn't appear to have any "severed" metal to it, just slightly bent at the base. Please help
need to get fixed tomorrow if possible. We are leaving for vacation on Sunday and he would like to be able to drive his car if possible. Thank you!
Teah Hall
Kannapolis, NC
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Friday, July 16th, 2010 AT 9:38 PM

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HI there,

Thank you for the donation,

I think that this thermostat has been sitting under the bonnet for some time and has dislodged and you have just found it, short of smashing the thermostat housing off the engine and loosing all the coolant, this has not come from your engine as a result of the crash, throw it in the bin, check your coolant and if all is ok, and I am sure it will be don't worry about it.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, July 16th, 2010 AT 9:55 PM

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