thermostat problems

Discussion in '94-04 - V6 Specific' started by v6mustang, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. v6mustang

    v6mustang New Member

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    ok so my 95 is giving me problems. I am trying to replace my thermostat and the housing and it keeps on leaking. Every time i start filing it up with antifreeze it leaks around the bottom. I am putting a thin bead of rtv around it but it still leaks. Is there something i am doing wrong?? Can someone please tell me how to install a thermostat so i can check and make sure im doing it right.
     
  2. Orange 94

    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Have no idea why it's having issues, maybe pictures would help.
     
  3. v6mustang

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    Orange i looked up the picture of how everything goes together all ready. Im going to double check with the parts store to make sure i got the right thermostat. Idk if that will make a difference? This isnt the first thermostat i have replace all the other ones i did worked fine lol. This is the first mustang one i have done.
     
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    maybe the housing has a crack in it
     
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    I looked and im pretty sure the housing is fine. Is there anything else???
     
  6. castine917

    castine917 Well-Known Member

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    RTV? With gasket?
     
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    just enough to hold the gasket in place. I found the problem, the last guy who put a thermostat on put way too much rtv and it got down it the bolt hole and the bolt wouldnt thread all the way in leaving a gap between the intake manifold and the thermo housing.
     
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    For t-stat I do just gasket. Glad you fixed it though.