Need a diagram for the thermostat 2003 Ford Escape V6

Need to find out where the thermostat is
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Hello – the thermostat is inside a black plastic housing attached to the engine by 3 small bolts that is directly under the air intake to the throttle body. It is just about hidden from view until you removed the plastic air duct to the throttle body. If you would like assistance with this repair, I recommend a thermostat replacement service by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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Hello – the thermostat is inside a black plastic housing attached to the engine by 3 small bolts that is directly under the air intake to the throttle body. It is just about hidden from view until you removed the plastic air duct to the throttle body.
Ford Escape Thermostat

Escape thermostats serve to maintain the engine`s operating temperature. A worn thermostat won`t allow coolant to circulate effectively through the engine block, which causes the engine to overheat.

Ideal Thermostat Placement

The best place for your thermostat is on an interior wall, away from all the areas we previously discussed (direct sunlight, air vents, your kitchen, hallways, windows and doors). Ideally, it should be placed toward the center of your home.

The AC sensor on your thermostat is located near the evaporator coils. Indoor air moving toward the return vents passes by the sensor and coils. In turn, the sensor reads the temperature and checks if it matches what you`ve set on the thermostat.
Notes: Temp 180F, Engine Coolant Thermostat Housing Assembly. Duralast kits and assemblies.
Does your home have an outdated thermostat? Contrary to common belief, you don`t have to replace your entire heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) system. You can typically just replace the outdated thermostat with a new thermostat – assuming the latter is compatible with your HVAC system.
The thermostat sensor allows your AC system to determine when this temperature has been reached. It measures the ambient air temperature while sending this information to the thermostat. Some thermostats have a built-in sensor, whereas others have a remote sensor.
A well placed temperature sensor (which might be built in to the thermostat itself, or might be a small “remote” sensor that is wired back to the thermostat) reports the temperature your guests and staff experience and allows your Heating and Cooling system to deliver the cooling or heating necessary to keep everyone …
When a thermostat gets stuck open, it`ll allow coolant to circulate continuously even when it`s not needed. Unfortunately, that will overcool the engine and cause it to operate below its optimal temperature range. As a result, the engine will lose fuel efficiency, and its components will experience excess wear.
A temperature sensor can help if you`re consistently too cold or too warm in a room in your home. A thermostat only measures the temperature in the room that it`s in. It heats or cools your entire home based on that temperature, even if it`s different from the rooms where you spend the most time.
Thermostats, on the other hand, contain a sensor integrated with a control device. Thermostat technology ranges from simple bimetallic switches to sophisticated digital devices.
They remotely detect the IR energy emitted by an object and send a signal to a calibrated electronic circuit that determines the object`s temperature.
What temperature should you keep your house at? Or better yet, “What is the most energy saving temperature to set my thermostat at?” According to ENERGYSTAR.gov, the ideal home temperature should be between 70 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
The most common reasons a Ford Escape is overheating are a coolant leak (water pump, radiator, hose etc.), the radiator fan, or a failed thermostat.

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Need a diagram for the thermostat 2003 Ford Escape V6
ANSWER : Hello – the thermostat is inside a black plastic housing attached to the engine by 3 small bolts that is directly under the air intake to the throttle body. It is just about hidden from view until you removed the plastic air duct to the throttle body. If you would like assistance with this repair, I recommend a thermostat replacement service by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

I need a thermostat replaced do I need to replace the water pump as well
ANSWER : Typically, the scenario is the reverse: that is the water pump fails and the question is should the thermostat be replaced at the same time that the water pump is replaced. The answer is absolutely because the thermostat itself can be damaged if there is an episode of overheating and, of course, a water pump failure is often associated with overheating. However, if the thermostat itself is the failure, it is only recommended to replace the water pump if it requires a lot of labor to get to the thermostat AND the water pump happens to be adjacent to the thermostat housing. In practical terms, that means that if the water pump is rendered accessible because you are replacing the thermostat then, yes, as a form of cheap insurance against future breakdown, you should go ahead and change the water pump as well, while you are in there. However, if the water pump is not made "accessible" while replacing the thermostat then there is no need to replace the water pump at this time if it is functioning and not leaking. The OEM thermostat is recommended. Sometimes aftermarket thermostats do not work as intended or fit properly. If you desire that a mechanic handle the replacement, please request thermostat replacement and a certified mechanic from YourMechanic will perform the replacement and install the water pump, as well, if you desire. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

If I am going to buy a remote starter for my 2012 Ford Escape, do I need to buy a certain model or kind?
ANSWER : Hi there. For the remote starter key fobs for your vehicle, you can buy them at any local parts retail shops. I recommend buying a remote start key fob from the dealership or a shop that deals with OEM parts. This will benefit the vehicle and match the VIN to your vehicle. Aftermarket remotes may not match the VIN to your vehicle and cause the engine to not start. If you need further assistance with installing the remote start accessories in your vehicle, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Will a ford escape 2002 transmission fit into a ford explorer 2002? (Not 4×4)
ANSWER : No, they are completely different. An Escape is a front wheel drive platform, an Explorer is a rear wheel drive platform. There are two options for a front wheel drive Escape. If your production date is before 11/18/01, and 11/19/01 and after for the 2002 model year. The only other compatible vehicle is the Mazda Tribute. A great resource I use is Car-Part.com. It has interchange information built in, and only displays parts that will work.

2003 lincoln navigator motor 5.4 does fit in a 2003 ford expedition 4.6?
ANSWER : The hardware and software of the computer (powertrain control module) and transmission control module (TCM) in the Expedition will only work with your present 4.6 L engine. If you change the stock engine to one that is not a catalog interchange for the car (the Lincoln 5.4 L engine does not interchange and is not even the same engine as the optional 5.4 L that was offered as an option on the Expedition) you will have to carry over the "new" engine’s computer, TCM and complete vehicle wiring harness in order to get the new engine to even start, let alone run. Adding to the complexity, if you install a larger engine, that typically increases the weight in the front of the vehicle which means that you will have to re-design the suspension of the vehicle. Unfortunately, with modern cars, there is no practical possibility for using non interchange engines unless your intent is to completely re-design the vehicle. If your engine has failed, and thus you simply need a replacement used engine, please note that you will easily find many direct drop in interchanges using on-line used parts databases such as Car-Part.com. Finally, if you are interested in an engine replacement (OEM to OEM), YourMechanic professionals in certain locales can assist with that. Please simply inquire based on your locale. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic.

Engine swap details needed. I need to know if the swap will fit.
ANSWER : Hi there. When it comes to swapping engines for your vehicle, what you can do is check all of the engine mounts and transmission mounts and make sure that they will work. If the mounts are a little off but there is room, then you may have to retro fit a custom mount. Check the length of the engine and the transmission assembly together. Make sure that the assembly is the same length. It may be okay if it’s a few inches shorter or longer, however, it cannot exceed 3 inches or the assembly will not fit. There has to be room for the engine to move around. Also, keep in mind, the CV shafts may not match up to the transmission and wheel hubs, especially if the transmission is shorter or longer. If you need further assistance with swapping your engine with another engine, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Can I get front upper ball joints for our 2007 Ford Edge? I don’t need the entire control arms, for they don’t need to be replaced
ANSWER : The front suspension system on the Edge incorporates a strut assembly that takes the place of the upper arm and ball joint. There is a lower arm assembly though on your vehicle. If you desire to replace just the ball joints in the lower arms, Moog, AC-Delco and Mevotech all vend these lower arm ball joints separately. You’ll want to very carefully evaluate the rubber bushings in the existing arm though though. Generally, rubber based products (control arm bushings) are at the end of their service life once you get to 6-8 years or so. If wear in the rubber allows the control arm to move even .020 inches, it can make it technically impossible to align the vehicle. The tolerances are very small in front end alignment. If you desire that this issue be inspected and resolved by a certified mechanic, please request ball joint replacement and the responding certified mechanic will address all of your concerns. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Does the replacement of a thermostat include replacing the housing? I was told I needed to replace the thermostat housing.
ANSWER : Hi, thanks for writing in. The thermostat housing and the thermostat itself are two different components and do not necessarily need to be replaced together or at the same time. The housing is just a piece that covers the thermostat that also has an opening for a radiator hose which is where the water enters and exits the motor. The housing may need to be replaced at times if it is cracked or leaks severely, however they are indeed two different and distinct pieces.

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