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Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by #1Aggie, September 29, 2002.

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    1. #1Aggie

      #1Aggie New Member

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      Today, I changed out my thermostat with a Motorcraft 197F thermostat. My old one was also a motorcraft.

      One big question I have is what is the little ball check for and and what orientation should it be in. Looking into the housing, there was a gap between 11 and 1.

      So, I guessed that is where it was supposed to go. And no I did not look before I yanked it.

      Since I changed it out, my temp is now up from between the O & R to between the R & M.

      What is normal? I changed it out because it would take forever to warm up.

      One other thing I have noticed is now the temp guage does not drop until I start the engine back up and get circulation back.

      Did I put it in correctly at the 12 o'clock position?
       
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    3. Texan01

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      Check ball should be on top. It's there to allow for air trapped to get out.

      OEM temp for the t-stat is 195 or so.

      your temperature blend door for the HVAC system may be broken and not allowing it to go full hot.
       

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