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1998 Lincoln Continental Question: how to change out the thermostat



Firechiefgmi, Cedar Rapids, IA, October 27, 2009, 16:54

Car overheats then cools down, like a sticky thermostat

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    October 29, 2009, 13:17

    Here are some instructions. The vehicle should sit for at least an hour before opening the system, otherwise you may get burned.
    4.6L Engines
    1. Drain the cooling system to a level below the thermostat, or all of it if you wish to change the fluid.
    2. Disconnect the upper radiator hose at the thermostat housing.
    3. Remove the two thermostat-housing retaining bolts and remove the thermostat housing.
    4. Remove the thermostat and O-ring seal.
    To install:
    5. Make sure all mating surfaces are clean.
    6. Install the new thermostat, new O-ring, and thermostat housing.
    7. Install and alternately tighten the thermostat housing retaining bolts to 15–22 ft. lbs. (20–30 Nm). Connect the upper radiator hose.
    8. Fill the cooling system

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    Visitor, August 11, 2010, 13:02

    where is o rin seal on 1998 linoln contenital

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