• Tiny
  • RickPuccetti
  • 2001 Ford Escort

Heater problem
2001 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 77500 miles

How difficult a task is it to replace the thermostat in this auto? Although the engine warms up, the heater has stopped blowing warm air no matter how long the car runs. I believe the thermostat is stuck open and probablly needs to be replaced. The local auto parts store has the part and gasket in stock. I need a little instruction before undertaking this task.

Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 3:54 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • racefan966
  • Expert
  • 5,127 posts

Ok disconnect the air cleaner outlet tube and drain enough coolant that it is lower then the thermostat disconnect the temp sender and sensor. Now disconnect the upper hose from the thermostat housing, remove the housing bolts and remove the housing, note how the thermostat is pointed and put in new one and put together in reverse order. Hope this helps. Thanks

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Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 4:03 PM

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