No to the heater and bypass hose, repaired that a few years ago. No to the water pump hose.
There is a outlet tube about 1 inch behind where the thermostat housing connects to the water-jacket. A hose connects to the tube and runs across the upper manifold to the back of the expansion tank.
If you have a Haynes Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable 1996 thru 2001 Repair Manual handy, look in Chaper 3 Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems under Thermostat- check and replacement. The diagram 3.8 shows the tube very clearly.
Don't worry about it, the problem is solved. I repaired it 5 hours ago and took a 3hour trip to test the results.
A trip to Home Depot to purchase a 1/4" brass Barb x Barb Splicer, some EP 400 Epoxy Putty and a new hose clamp was all that was needed to repair the problem. Once again I foiled the Ford Company from charging me a stupid amount of $ for a complete part when there was only a small problem.
I must say that the EP-400 Epoxy Putty works much better then JB Weld and is easier to use.
Never under estamate the power and mind of a women on a tight buget. : )
Thanks anyway for your time.
Friday, July 4th, 2008 AT 7:15 PM