WHAT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED TO CHANGE THERMOSTAT HOUSING ON 2001 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Tiny
  • Mrwhyt2
  • 2001 FORD EXPLORER
  • 232,414 MILES

My issue is coolant leaking from the thermostat housing. I have a complete thermostat housing (incl. Thermostat). Removing the top portion of the thermostat housing is no problem, but it appears that I will have to remove the manifold to gain access to the screws that secure the lower housing. I would like to know what I can expect to remove to gain access to the entire housing. Are there any additonal gaskets that I will need? Is the only way to to get to the lower housing and have enough clearance is to remove the alternator?

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Monday, May 6th, 2013 AT 1:25 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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What motor?

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Monday, May 6th, 2013 AT 4:27 PM
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  • Mrwhyt2
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4.0 Liter 6 cyl. SOHC

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 AT 12:51 PM
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  • Rmb1057
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Just remove the alternator it will give you plenty of access for what needs removed. Just make sure you have a new top for the thermostat housing because the one you take off will likely bust cause its brittle and cheap.

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Friday, July 12th, 2013 AT 11:56 AM

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