Where is the thermostat located on a 2000 Ford Contour?

On our 2000 Ford Contour 2.0 L 4 cylinder, the thermostat is located in a housing on the right side of the engine. Trace the upper radiator hose to the engine and it is located in that housing. To replace, disconnect the radiator hose from the housing. Be prepared for a 1/2 gallon or so of anit-freeze to spill. Remove the front plate from the housing by unscrewing the 3 screws using a hex head type screwdriver. Thermostat and gasket should slip right out.