2002 Ford Explorer Thermostat Housing Coolant Leak Repair Part 1




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jmonjaraz1: Why was the recording from such a far distance?

Zan Glenn: So my 03 escape is leaking coolent when the motor get hot and settle down is that the housing on the thermostat

MIKUKIA11: Thank you! I watched the whole thing but I have zero experience but at least I'll know what I'm talking about when I go back to the mechanic.  Also, it will be great to mention the prices of the parts or tool you use, just so, again, women like myself would know if we are being cheated by the mechanics. Thanks again!

Sean Thompson: Good video, thanks.  Looks like ordering these parts from you and doing it myself could save me about $225.00  wow...

CASO: Whoever is recording did a horrible job. Shouldve gotten closer so we can see the things he's actually talking about

I3igmoon: Anyone else notice the cat walking under the truck he is working on? Hope he did not spill any coolant on the ground draining the system. Animals love the taste of coolant.

bfddr0x: Hi, I ordered this kit as I was having this problem.  I went to take out the bad thermostat, when I was removing the bolts from the upper housing the back was rounded. I'm having a hell of a time trying to get this bolt out. I've grabbed a bolt extractor socket, but as you know there's little space to get any sort of wrench into a socket to turn it.  I've tried with channel locks and a set of small vice rips on the socket, no luck.  Any recommendations on how I could get around this to remove the thermostat to install the new one?

Antonio Restrepo: Very informative, but the camera sometimes misses the action.  I'm not a skilled mechanic, but with the help of this video, I was able to make the repair and save at least a 100 bucks.  Thank you Auto Parts Direct!!.

mvillan666: Not very helpful with the camera 20 feet away.

Auto Parts Direct To You: Yes the upper and lower thermostat housings were replaced. The actual installation happens on the second part of this video (Part 2)

mannysadventures: did you replace the lower and upper thermostat housing in this video?

vnomous92: Put in the thermostat housing this afternoon. Everything went well. Thanks for the extra c-clip and o-ring. No more leaks!

vnomous92: Thanks for the video! The entire area around the thermostat housing on my wife's '03 Explorer has a bunch of white "flakes" everywhere. Other than normal maintenance, this will be the first work done to her motor in almost 186,000 miles. I ordered the housing (PN 013971) last night and looking forward to getting it installed.

Bob Diamond RPh: This is the first repair of a part, other than lighting, on this Explorer with 160,000 miles on it,.. I saved about $95.00 by buying a new housing, complete with thermostat, through Amazon.com. I put it on myself and saved about $150.00 on labor. I put it back together, tested it for leaks and it seems to be working fine now. It appears that I saved at least $250 and am back on the road; not having to worry about water and anti-freeze loss during July and August.

cesar56611: You cant say All american cars are garbage because they use plastic for coolant to run on, as far as I know about 90% of cars on the road use plastic parts on their cooling system

Auto Parts Direct To You: Sorry to hear about the headache you are having. The system is not designed to work with RTV, if it's still leaking something must be causing it, usually it is a poor seating surface for the o-ring to sit on (often caused by corrosion pitting). As a last resort you can always try RTV, but I cannot recommend it.

Mark L: Informative & helpful but the camera is always to low, sometimes missing the focus of the video. Cheers !

lewis121701: Why are all Amerikan Cars Pieces of crap? Plastic Housing? Come on F.O.R.D

JAIME ARTEAGA: GOOD VIDEO BUT YOUR CAMERA MEN SHOULD DO A BETTER JOB COS' I CAN'T SEE WHAT YOU REALLY DO!

DJ CUTLAS PHILLY: good detail....just would have like to have seen more motor
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