David Fielder: 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: @AutoWizardful Thanks for the feedback. I am sorry you do not like our
video. As auto technicians ourselves, we try to explain everything so
everyone can understand it. The housing may be upside down when we are
showing it to you, but luckily there is only one way it can bolt onto the
motor :) Please let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks!
CAMDENFUNK: I just had my entire thermostat housing replace due to leakage.with a new
thermostat but the gage inside the car is acting a little weird,noticed
this on the same day of replacement.is it normal? or should I get concerned
Auto Parts Direct To You: @IOWNNU we have them for sale on our website at apdty.com you can enter
your year, make, model, engine size,, then look under the "Thermostat,
Housing & Rad. Cap" category.
DJ CUTLAS PHILLY: yes he did
lewis121701: Why are all Amerikan Cars Pieces of crap? Plastic Housing? Come on F.O.R.D
Mark L: Informative & helpful but the camera is always to low, sometimes missing
the focus of the video. Cheers !
Auto Parts Direct To You: @sodarby We replaced both the upper and lower in this housing, as it is not
much more expensive to buy both parts and while you are in there, it is a
good idea to just replace both.
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.
Daniel M.: ford sux
Auto Parts Direct To You: @WendzDarKnight08 AutoWizardful is correct,, (about the seal, not about us
having no idea what we are doing,, haha,, I guess we can't win em all :) ).
but yes, it is likely your o-ring on the CTS (Coolant Temperature Sensor)
that is leaking. When the vehicle is cooled off, pull the sensor out and
inspect the o-ring to make sure it isn't chipped, twisted, or hardened.
When you replace the o-ring it is a good idea to lubricate it with some
silicone based grease to ensure it seats properly. Thanks
Erik Olson: Thank you for this, I would not have been able to get this far
Othniel Yisrael: Do you have to replace the thermostat housing to stop the leak or can you
just replace the O ring
Auto Parts Direct To You: It all depends on your local repair labor rates and how much you pay for
the part, to save some money you can purchase the parts by following the
link below the video, and then try to find a local shop that will be
willing to install parts that you bring in yourself.
Auto Parts Direct To You: @bulll911 Hi Bulll911, What is your year make and model? Maybe we can help
you figure out what is going on. Thanks!
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.
bulll911: Hey guys, I am having some coolant slowly dripping down the backside of my
bell housing and my manual clutch. Not sure there are any lines back there,
and haven't pressure tested it yet. Any idea??
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.
Auto Parts Direct To You: @bulll911 The best thing to do is to have it pressure tested, I can think
of 3 things that would cause a coolant leak to appear there; From easiest
to fix, to worst: 1) Heater Hose or Heater Control valve 2) Lower Intake
Manifold Leak 3) Freeze Plug Leaking Each of these is a drastically
different repair, so it'd probably be worth a few bucks to have a shop
check it for the leak.
jz13able: If u pull the whole manifold ur an idiot u can get around it i know cuz i
did one yesterday took me 15 minutes
Jimmy Lee: This may be a dumb question but do you have to drain all the coolant out
before you do this repair?
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: @sidewalkid Check your intake manifold for leaks. Intake Manifold leaks are
really common and could possibly be whats causing your spark plugs to get
bulll911: @APDTY Hey guys...sorry took so long, its a 92 ford explorer. I gave it to
a family member that needed a vehicle, but they put a radiator stop leak in
and has stopped the leak for now.
AutoWizardful: Video sucks and he is holding housing upside down, avoid this as a how
to...obviously don't know what he is doing...even showed thermostat upside
down wow...how can you guys justify this video as a how to....you should be
Jules Pellico: whould anyone know where i could get a o ring for the gasket on my 2005
AutoWizardful: @WendzDarKnight08 your sensor o-ring is likely damaged or missing, you
would need a new sensor as the o-rings are not available separately. avoid
this guy...they have no clue what they are doing.
Max Lauro: APDTY, does this kit work for 2002 Ford Explorer Sport?
DJ CUTLAS PHILLY: good detail....just would have like to have seen more motor
Sonya Hill Darby: Was it the upper or lower replaced? Do I need to replace both?
jmbowen84: Wtf. U guys didnt say when u pull up the housing a ton of coolant will come
haroof: APDTY, how much should I pay for this if I don't feel like doing it myself
and want my mechanic to do it for me?
Jimmy Lee: Thanks for this video, I just replaced mine and all went well.... Word of
wisdom for anyone doing this repair. DO NOT LOSE the little clip that hold
the sensor in. WOW, my replacement didn't come with a new one and I dropped
it in the engine compartment. No auto stores or hardware stores I went to
had one. Luckily after about 40 min of looking I saw the little bugger
hiding and got it out with a telescoping magnet!! Other than that, pretty
pcfd20: Just goes to show the US is following china with cheap made parts.. Went
down the crap hole when they started using plastic parts...
WendzDarKnight08: I have a 2006 ford explorer and the thermostat housing was leaking from the
back similar to your video. I got a new one, replaced the old one. Im
hearing a steaming sound and when I took a closer look its now leaking from
the thermostat sensor area where the C-clip is. Any thoughts on that?
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)
sidewalkid: hey guys i drive a 97 ford crown vic. when ever im holding the brake down
lets say at a stoplight the car rumble a bit. the last spark plug next to
the antifreeze is wet......could that be the problem?
Auto Parts Direct To You: @BASICS1A1 Hi, it sounds like you have a coolant leak from somewhere, but
there are so many possible places coolant can leak from, the only thing I
can suggest is to have the cooling system pressure tested to find exactly
where the leak is coming from.
Auto Parts Direct To You: @CAMDENFUNK You likely have an air pocket or two in the system, if that's
the case, the system should stabilize itself after a few days of driving,
if it doesn't, you may need to have it rechecked.
Auto Parts Direct To You: @The777Apostle Yes the whole housing corrodes, replacing the housing is the
only way to fix the leak.
Auto Parts Direct To You: @cjtf Usually if it's leaking, it is the plastic on the housing that has
failed, the plastic lip that holds the o-ring in place gets brittle and
breaks, allowing the o-ring to become misaligned, and will then cause a
leak. Unfortunately it's one of those jobs that while you are in there,
it's best to just change it all to avoid future problems.
JAIME ARTEAGA: GOOD VIDEO BUT YOUR CAMERA MEN SHOULD DO A BETTER JOB COS' I CAN'T SEE WHAT
YOU REALLY DO!
Jonathan Neal: Very Helpful with my 02 explorer thanks guys!!!
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!
Corey A: I have a 07 and I have replaced this thing almost 3 times.Ford surely was
thinking when they decided to make a plastic thermostat housing.I was
wondering do they have a different design maybe aftermarket?That will not
warp,It seems to happen just about every year after the winter sets in.