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Old 04-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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My dealership wanted to change my thermostat at $297 for the part alone. $550 for the electric radiator fan, 125 for the fan clutch, and 145 for water pump. The labor would have been $550. Totol $1667.

Well I told him I will take my car home and do some research on some of those parts. Thermostate 120, fan 150, fan clutch 45, water pump 35. Total 450 labor free.

Well I change all those parts my self and still my car boils over at the resivour tank. I quess I will have to change my head gasket eventhough there is no pressure leak or oil in water or water in oil.
is the temp gauge reacting to the voiling over of coolant in resovoir?
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:06 PM
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This is where it is in my truck. Disregard the red circle. I used this picture in another thread. Check out the blue circle. That is the thermostat housing. Take and unbolt that guy, and there she sits! I used a flat head screw driver to get mine out of the old housing but ended up buying a new thermostat since I already had the housing off and was replacing it.

Thanks, but mine is not the same as your truck. They musta changed it up a bit by the time 03 rolled around.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:35 AM
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Thanks, but mine is not the same as your truck. They musta changed it up a bit by the time 03 rolled around.
Post up a picture of your engine. I'm sure one of us can spot it for ya.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:08 AM
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1. Just buy a thermostat and gasket

2. Follow the top radiator hose

3. Yes they are pretty useless for some things

You mean follow the bottom hose, it is a duratec.

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Post up a picture of your engine. I'm sure one of us can spot it for ya.

The guy has an 03 and that means his engine is nothing like yours.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:15 PM
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Hey guys, thanks for the help. I managed to find it, turns out I saw it long ago, but didn't realize it was the thermostat housing. :$
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:37 PM
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The guy has an 03 and that means his engine is nothing like yours.
Whats your point? Just because his engine is nothing like mine doesn't mean I can't figure out where the thermostat is. Ive changed thermostats on many cars other than my own. Not to mention, my post said "one of us". I'm sure someone else with an 03 truck knows where the thermostat is and can help him out. Doesn't have to be me although I would have gladly helped him out if he needed further assistance.

Glad you found it and good luck!
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:28 AM
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I too had a problem with the thermostat very recently.

Follow the radiator hose to where it attaches to the block (just above the waterpump) and you will see the waterneck or (water inlet). The thermostat is IN the waterneck. Now, to get to it, you are going to have to take out the fan, the shroud, yada yada. It's a little bit of a pain but it should only take about 20 minutes. Make SURE you get the all of old gasket off the block to ensure a good connection!!

Do yourself a favor and make sure the waterneck is still good. I didn't check, cleaned it up a bit, got everything back on and found the waterneck was leaking. After tearing the coolant system out of the truck twice, a new waterneck, two gaskets, a radiator flush (eeeeewwww!), a nasty dirty water money shot, new belt, and two thermostats later... problem solved!!
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