where is the thermostat and how do you replace it on a 1997explorer?
I don't know why this is listed as an answer. Its in the front top of the engine. in the middle, underneath that plastic cover that says SOHC. You'll probably need a universal joint on your extention to remove the 3 bolts holding it in place. (10 mm) One of the big hoses from the radiator connects directly to the plastic housing that surrounds it. Can't miss it.
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According to my Haynes repair manual, 1997 through 2000 Ford Explorer models: have a R-134a capacity of 22 ounces
The thermostat housing is located at the end of the lower radiator hose on these models.
There are two possible types of thermostat. On some models the thermostat housing is on the off side of the cylinder head below the fitting for the top radiator hose. In other models the thermostat is inside the top radiator hose and there is no housing for it on the cylinder head.
# Disconnect neagative battery cable # Remove the air cleaner,tagging all hoses as they are removed # Drain cooling system until level is below the thermostat # Disconnect the upper radiator hoses from the thermostat housing # Remove the thermostat housing bolts and separate the housing from the engine.On some models the alternator mounting bracket will have to be disconnected first # Lift housing off and remove the thermostat
The cam sensor is located on the top of the engine where older models had a distributor installed. The sensor needs a special tool to be able to remove and replace it.
I'm not a mechanic / technician but I don't think so From what I have read there are ( 3 ) different engine blocks for the Ford 4.0 liter OHV / pushrod style V6 engine used in a Ford Explorer ( 1991 to 1994 models ) ( 1995 and 1996 models ) ( 1997 to 2000 models )
Starting with the 1995 models of the Ford Explorer the automatic transmissions were ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED ( so , the answer would be NO )
According to motorcraft . com , the automatic transmission in a 1995 Ford Explorer only is used on the 1995 and 1996 models , so no
I would say ( no ) In a Ford Explorer , the 2002 and newer models had a third row seat available . Earlier models were not designed to have a third row seat
That depends on what model year the 4 door Ford Explorer is : 1995 to 2001 models are / or around ( 21 U.S. gallons ) 2002 to 2010 models are , I believe ( 22.5 )
2003 Ford Explorer 4 door models do not have an automatic transmission dipstick , Ford has a way of checking from underneath the Explorer
Only the 3 cylinder models from 1987 and up
According to my Haynes repair manual, 1996 and later models do not use a conventional speedometer cable. They use an electronic speedometer and a vehicle speed sensor (VSS)
The voltage regulator is attached to the back of the alternator with 4 torx screws for the 1991-1995 models non-integral type.
On the 2000 models with the 3400 engine in it you must first remove the throttle body. Removing the throttle body makes access to the thermostat housing very easy. Simply take 2 bolts out of the housing and remove the thermostat. After replacing thermostat you must bleed the air out of the system because it is pressurized. Not bleeding out the air can cause severe engine damage if allowed to run. overheatin of the engine is the first sign.
Starting in 2002 , the Ford Explorer 4 door models do not have an automatic transmission dipstick
Unfortunately you didn't mention the year , but I noticed on 2002 through 2005 Ford Explorer 4 door models that fuse # 24 - 15 amp - is listed for cigar lighter , OBD II . I'm just wondering if the fuse is bad ? and if that is the cause of your Explorer not starting ? just guessing
* Disconnect the negative battery cable * Drain the cooling system if the coolant is pretty new save it * Remove the air duct between the air cleaner housing and the throttle body * On V6 models follow the upper radiator hose to the engine to locate the thermostat housing .On V8 models the thermostat housing is located in between the engine and the cooling fan in front of the power steering pump * On V6 models remove the hose from the housing by loosening the hose clamp. Squeeze the ends of the clamp together with hose clamp pliers.If the radiator hose is stuck grasp it near the end with a pair of adjustable pliers and twist it to break the seal then pull it off if the hose is old or is deteriorated cut it off and install new one. * Remove the fastners and detach the thermostat housing cover.If the cover is stuck tap it lightly to jar it loose * Remove the O-ring seal and discard it * Note how the thermostat is installed and then remove the thermostat from the housing. * V8 models remove the fastners and detach the thermostat housing cover if stuck tap it lightly to jar it loose * Note how the thermostat is installed and then remove it.Remove and discard the old O-ring seal
That depends which model it is. On older models CV-joints were moulded into the driveshaft. To be replaced they had to be removed using a press and then warmed to be able to replace them. On these models it is often better to replace the whole driveshaft. On newer models CV-joints are attached with clips and can be replaced more easily.
I have never seen a listing for a diesel Ford Explorer SUV since they started manufacturing them in 1990 as 1991 models in the U.S.A.
In 2001 Ford made F-Series trucks, E-Series vans, Focus, Mustang, Explorer, Ranger, Escape, Expedition, Escort, Crown Victoria, Windstar and Taurus models. Some of the models had more than one version such as the F-Series, Explorer and E-Series.
the bulbs can be accessed in two ways, in older models with the top mounted light above the rear window the screws are through the lens, remove them and replace the bad bulb. On newer models it is inside on the rear window and the trim that covers the light must be removed from inside.
most V6/V8 models the alltenator must be removed or repositioned to gain access to the thermostat housing
* To replace the belt rotate the tensioner counterclockwise on V6 models or clockwise on V8 models to relieve the tension on the belt * Remove the belt from the auxiliary components