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Where is the thermostat in a 2004 Ford Explorer?

Follow the upper radiator hose to the front driver’s side of the intake manifold, where it meets the engine. This is where the thermostat housing on your Ford Explorer is located.

How do I replace my thermostat housing?

How to Replace Your Vehicle’s Thermostat

  1. 2Place a bucket under where you’re going to be working.
  2. 3Remove the clamp.
  3. 4Pull off the hose.
  4. 5Remove the bolts that hold the thermostat housing in place and lift out the old thermostat.
  5. 7Drop in and secure the new thermostat.
  6. 8Replace the hose and hose clamp.

How much does it cost to replace thermostat housing?

A replacement thermostat housing will cost you around $50 to $250 on parts alone. Labor costs can range anywhere between $130 and $170. All in all, replacing your broken thermostat housing could cost you around $180 to $420.

Should I replace my thermostat housing?

The thermostat housing will need replacing if your vehicle outlasts the thermostat, and the part is not functioning correctly. If the hose cracks, the seals are damaged, or the housing cracks due to consistent cooling and heating, the overall thermostat housing can break down and wear out over time.

Can I drive with a bad thermostat housing?

If it is failed in a closed position then you cannot really drive it with the thermostat broken, as the engine would overheat. This however will not generally have any impact on the ability to drive the car, at least if you let it warm up before you start driving.

How long does thermostat housing last?

Generally, a car thermostat last ten years. But it can be different for many vehicles. Well, there are many symptoms you will notice when the life of your car’s thermostat finishes. Here we are giving you these symptoms so that you can see those and take the necessary steps for this.

What causes thermostat failure?

Once the coolant engine reaches proper operating temperature, typically 180 to 200 degrees, the thermostat opens up and allows the coolant to flow through the engine. Sometimes the thermostat fails and must be replaced; there are four main reasons for failure: overheating, sludge, defect and age.

How do you stop a thermostat from leaking?

How to Fix a Leaking Thermostat Gasket

  1. Set the shifter in park, for an automatic.
  2. Locate your thermostat housing by following the upper radiator hose to the engine block.
  3. Spray the thermostat mounting bolts with penetrating oil and let it soak for 15 minutes.
  4. Place the thermostat housing upside down in a bench vice.

Will a bad thermostat cause leak?

Because your thermostat is reading that the engine is either too hot or too cold, the coolant being pushed through the system causing the engine to overheat and could “bust a leak.” This isn’t the most accurate way to tell if you have a thermostat issue – there are several reasons why your coolant is leaking, but the …