THERMOSTAT

1991 Ford Tempo

Tiny

tallmerch

June, 4, 2010 AT 11:17 AM

Engine Cooling problem
1991 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

my temperature gauge is showing the car is over heating and the car will eventually shut off but when I checked the fluids in the radiator it was ok. I assume my problem is the thermostat. Where and how do I replace the thermostat? Thank you for your time.

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Tiny

fixitmr

June, 4, 2010 AT 1:16 PM

Yes, it could be the thermostat. It's located under the metal housing where the top radiator hose enters engine! Just drain radiator down or take out the 2 bolts with a pan under that area to catch antifreeze. Either just remove it to solve problem or replace with a new 1. Also check that water pump is turning and belt to water pump is not loose/worn! It's located behind left rear corner of cylinder head. You can veiw the pump pulley as it operates by looking down between cylinder head and left (passenger) shock tower.

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