Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Thermostat - 4.6L(2V)

Material

Item Specification
Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant VC-7-A (in Oregon VC-7-B) (yellow color) WSS-M97B51- A1

Removal and Installation

1. Drain the engine coolant. For additional information, refer to Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this section.

2. Remove the bolts and coolant outlet connection.

Thermostat - 4.6L(2V)

3. Position aside the coolant outlet connection and the upper radiator hose.

Thermostat - 4.6L(2V)

4. Remove the thermostat and O-ring seal from the upper intake manifold.

  • Inspect the O-ring seal. Install a new seal if necessary.

Thermostat - 4.6L(2V)

5. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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