WHAT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED TO CHANGE THERMOSTAT HOUSING ON XLT

2001 Ford Explorer

Tiny

mrwhyt2

May, 6, 2013 AT 1:25 PM

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?

3 Answers

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ASEMaster6371

May, 6, 2013 AT 4:27 PM

What motor?

Roy

Tiny

mrwhyt2

May, 8, 2013 AT 12:51 PM

4.0 Liter 6 cyl. SOHC

Tiny

rmb1057

July, 12, 2013 AT 11:56 AM

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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