coolant is leaking from the thermostat housing. Just replaced thermostat and the gasket put the 3 bolts back on and it leaks at the bottom bolt. Help

Asked by Jan 01, 2013 at 06:50 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Insure bolts are tightened evenly. If they are then I would remove and clean all surfaces real good then replace gasket with new felpro gasket. Apply orange permatex to both sides of gasket and re install bolts. Tighten evenly.

12,745

Couple things to check. Remove housing again and make sure all contact surfaces are clean, make sure thermostat is install in proper orientation and tighten bolts evenly and do not overtighten.

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