Where is the thermostat located on a 2002 Ford Escape xlt v6? on 2002 Ford Escape

Need to know where thermostat is locate. Ford over heating (temp light is on, but no leak). Also makes clicking noise when key is turned but will not turn over. batter is good and terminals are clean. need to locate starter motor to check for loose starter wire

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thermostat is under cover at the water y pipe and starter is right there also