Our online parts catalog uses real-time inventory, so you can be assured the parts you buy are in stock at the time of ordering. You can look for photos you like for information purposes. Insufficient coolant circulating will not cool the motor properly because it won't be able to draw enough heat out. Before replacement, check that it is indeed dysfunctional. Over heating can be caused by many things. Be sure to use only a small bead in an effort not to get excess into the housing or to foul the gasket.
When you say the water pump and radiator appear to be ok I am also guessing that you checked the coolant level to make sure it is normal. I may be wrong, but think that some of the engines require a complete thermostat housing replacement in the case where the thermostat has gone bad. Copyright © 2007-2016 by Escape City. Mar 13, 2015 Engine over heating can be caused by a number of things. Escape thermostats serve to maintain the engine's operating temperature.
New to the forum, been searching all over for a schematic and info on how to change out a thermostat on a 09 Escape V6 4x4. If you are seeking to replace your thermostat: 1. It's important that you start out with a cold engine and. You can sometimes push hoses around to encourage the air to migrate to a high spot where it can be vented. The link is for the instructions on a 2002 - almost, if not exactly the same as a 2003.
Before replacement, check that it is indeed dysfunctional. When we go over after that we will think of 2003 ford escape v6 thermostat location and also several things. You'll know you have a failing thermostat if the engine runs fine for a few minutes then overheats quickly, or if you hear gurgling, rumbling or a boiling sound like a steam pipe knocking. You can search for images you like for details purposes. I have always preferred Stant for aftermarket, and have had good luck with them so far. The parts houses are now selling things made far away that are not of the highest quality, in my opinion.
If the level is low then you obviously have a leak. The retaining clip is on the bottom of the plug. We hope the information on this site can help you discover something you are seeking. You will need to drain the radiator, remove the bolts holding the thermostat housing to the engine and remove the old stat and put in a new one be sure to make note of how the stat is facing when you remove it and put the new one in the same way. Opening the radiator cap with a warmed up or hot engine can cause you severe burns. Go to the library, or if you can, go online and sign up at Autozone free , and you can look at all the Chiltons books repair manuals.
We sell wholesale to the public. The best way is to find the side of the cover that has the arrow etched into it. If you remove the air box and intake hoses, you should have plenty of room to access the thermostat. Continued in the next page. Replace the bulb and then twist the bulb housing clockwise to get in.
The housing will be completely removed at this point. The link is for the instructions on a 2002 - almost, if not exactly the same as a 2003. I found that the 3. You could also download for your image collection. Thankfully, there is a way to test the thermostat to find out if it has failed or not, without having to replace it first.
I did the normal check. Thanks, my next question was going to be if anyone knew what the factory spec was for the temp, thanks again! It could be a plugged radiator, thermostat which you replaced , a timing issue worn timing belt , a plugged catylatic converter will have power loss , or it may not actually be overheating bad temp sending unit sending a false reading to the gauge , a bad head gasket. Have fun with the timing cover. A lot of folks are usually surprised to find out that a stuck open or missing thermostat has such a negative impact on gas mileage. Call toll free to order or place your order online via our secure checkout system. If you would like assistance with this repair, I recommend a by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.