Ford Ranger
Thermostats

Where is the thermostat located on a 1996 Ford Ranger 4 cylinder?

121122123

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-09-13 11:15:11
2011-09-13 11:15:11

I just changed out my thermostat on my ranger today. It's located on the front of the engine just above the water pump. If you follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator, it will lead you right to it. You'll see the housing for the themostat attached to the end of the hose. There are 2 10mm bolts holding the housing on. Getting to them is another story. You might not have to take anything off to get to the bolts, but in my instance, I was changing the water pump anyway, so I had the fan and radiator out of the truck. This made getting to the thermostat very easy. Again, you might not have to do all that, it was just my case.... I hope this help. Oh, have a new gasket and sealant(gasket maker) handy along with your new thermostat before you tackle this project.

Thanks for the help from the above answer. It made a hard job easier. I remember when a thermostat was a 10 minute job--goodbye to that. Following the upper radiator hose told me I was in for more work than I thought. The housing and the 10mm bolts are almost hidden from view and access is nearly impossible with all engine parts in place. I only needed to replace the thermostat which had froze open in very cold weather. I loosened the fan cowling, serpentine belt and removed the fan--all were serious obstacles to the thermostat housing bolts. I used a six inch ratchet extension (or combo of) to reach the bolts. Position the fan cowling for max access and put a towel over the top of radiator housing to protect your arms--it is sharp! Once the thermostat housing was free I pulled it inside and above the AC lines to remove and replace the thermostat. I found replacing the thermostat housing bolts was very difficult because the 10mm socket would fall out due to access angles needed to start threading them on. I finally used the 6 inch ratchet extenders, without ratchet, to get it done finger tight. A small peice of tape (invisible will do) around the socket and bolt head was invaluable in keeping the bolt from falling while getting it in place for threading start. I then attached ratchet to extenders to completely tighten the bolts. Reassemble and tighten all loosed parts. Thermostat works!! Major miracle for a non-mechanic.

12
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

follow the top radiator hose to the engine, remove it then remove the thermostat housing, remove the thermostat and replace it

User Avatar

Where is the thermostat located on a 1996 Toyota Tercel?

User Avatar

Firing order for 1996 Ranger 4-cylinder engine is 1-3-4-2.

User Avatar

Follow the upper raditor hose from the raditor to the motor, the raditor hose is connected to the thermostat housing, take the houseing off, the thermostat is under the housing.

User Avatar

Need to know where is the thermostat located on a 1996 mercury tracer.

User Avatar

looking for help is locating the thermostat in my 1996 ford e-150 club wagon. It's a straight 6 cylinder.

User Avatar

Locate thermostat on 1996 Acura RL

User Avatar

The thermostat is usually located on the lower hose, where it attaches to the radiator

User Avatar

In a 1996 Ford Ranger : The factory available engines were : 2.3 liter four cylinder ( 4 cylinder ) 3.0 and 4.0 liter V6 engines which are ( 6 cylinders )

User Avatar

It is under the housing where the lower radiator hose hooks to engine.

User Avatar

On a 4 cylinder engine, follow the LOWER radiator hose back to the engine, the thermostat housing is located there.

User Avatar

The thermostat is located inside of the thermostat housing on the front of the engine. You can follow the top radiator hose to the thermostat housing.

User Avatar

where is the thermostat located on 1996 mitsubishi galant 4 cyl

User Avatar

For a 1996 Ford Ranger : Regular cab , short box ( 16.5 U.S. gallons )

User Avatar

( Yes ) the 2.3 liter four cylinder engine in a 1996 Ford Ranger is fuel injected

User Avatar

simply find the top radiator hose and follow it down to the engine. That is where the thermostat housing is with the thermostat being located there.

User Avatar

Should be in a removable housing at the engine end of the upper radiator hose

User Avatar

follow the heater hose at the rear of the engine and you will find it.

User Avatar

4 cylinder it is under the housing where the upper radiator hose hooks to the engine. 6 cylinder it is under the housing where the lower radiator hose hooks to the engine.

User Avatar

where is the shift solenoid on a 1996 ford ranger 4x4 with a 4.0 v6

User Avatar

The thermostat on a 1996 Jeep Cherokee is under the housing where the upper radiator hose attaches to the engine.

User Avatar

it is located onder the car.

User Avatar

yes ==================================== The 3.0 liter in a Ford Ranger is a V6 engine ( 6 cylinder )

User Avatar

It is attached to the valve body of the transmission inside the transmission oil pan. wich one of the six solenoids inside oil pan?


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.