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How do I replace thermostat on 2006 2.3 Ford Fusion


2.3l or a 3.0l engine?

2.3l or a 3.0l engine?

The radiator hose which leads

The radiator hose which leads to the water pump.

The thermostat is located beneath the power steering pump. Remove the serpentine belt from the P.S. pump. The tensioner access is behind the front passenger wheel. Use a 15 mm socket with a long extension to rotate the tensioner and slip the belt off. Remove the fill for the windshield washer bottle and the coolant reservoir, Loosen the power steering pump (3 bolts). You don't have to remove the pump, just move it out of the way into the location previously occupied by the reservoir. Then you can get to the thermostat.

besure to refill with a 50/50

besure to refill with a 50/50 premix antifrezze when refilling system


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