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Q: how do i remove the intake manifold on my 2005 ford sport trac? on 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

I had to replace the thermostat housing ,but I am having trouble putting those two sensors back uless I remove the intake manifold.
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They sit in the thermostat housing, and the are behind the thermostat. One sensor has electrical wires that plug into it and the other sensor is identical to the first one except that it has no wires plugged into it. This is on the ford explorer sport trac v6 sohc 4.0L.
Hi , I've done the housing exchange a few eeeks ago . It is NOT EASY to get the "sender" on the right , and the sensor on the left , back in the housing top . I thought about taking off the intake , but figured I might screw something else up . the right one ( sender to dash gauge) I installed before I put the housing back in place ... including the connector ( impossible to do after it's in place . The left one (sensor) I had to tilt the housing slightly forward just enough to get it to slide in place . CAUTION ! The housing has three small tabs you need to look out for when you do this , they can break off and go inside . once you have them in place and the housing is set . put the clips in place . use fishing line to tie to them before so you don't lose them if the pop out . I used needle nose pliers to install the clips . there should be wires to both . The person who worked on it initially may have not put it on due to the difficulty .If the gauge still is not operating like mine is now , it's the gauge itself "spun" they call it . From the overheating . good luck .
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