Coolant leaking somewhere around thermostat housing or intake. on 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Can see coolant leaking from what looks to be left of thermostat housing. Have check engine light and rough idle after engine warms up. Sometimes dies at idle. I was just going to replace thermostat when i saw the coolant coming from described area. Stopped until i find what other problems could potentially be. I have to use daily and was wondering if this a diy project in one day or extended expensive repair.

by in Mount Vernon, KY on November 16, 2012
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2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , November 16, 2012
What engine?
COMMENT by , November 16, 2012
Sorry, it's the 4.0l and now am pretty sure that its the thermostat housiing and Will replace complete unit. Hopefully that will solve that problem. Any other tips Will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
ANSWER by , November 16, 2012
if this is a 4.ol they have plastic thermostst housing and they crack always. if you repl the therm comes as a whole assm when you buy it good luck
COMMENT by , November 16, 2012
It is the 4.0l and i will replace complete unit. Was given some bad info and incorrect thermostat and told that housing doesnt exist by local parts distributor of national parts chain beginning with letter "N---. Not the first time I've rcvd bad info from them concerning ford products. Appreciate the help anr any other helpful tips. Thanks.