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Old 11-24-2008, 12:05   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing the thermostat on a 2000 Ford Fiesta 1.25 zetec

Hi,

I'm new to this forum so please be patient.

I have a Year 2000 Ford Fiesta 1.25 zetec, which today started over-heating. I have checked a number of other threads and it seems that the likely problem lies with the Thermostat.

I have been out and bought a replacement one today, but I cannot find anywhere to tell me where the thermostat is located or how to replace it.

Could someone please clue me in.

Thanks

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I have read it's located below the alternator and is tricky to replace if equipped with A/C .
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Hi I have the same issue. I was going to try and replace the thermostat myself. You're correct, the thermostat is underneath the alternator. I have a Haynes manual, but it doesn't say anything about how to remove the alternator etc. If I just unscrew the bolts holding the alternator on, will it just come out and on easily? Or do I have to be careful with the belt?

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The belt has to come off to remove the alternator. The manual should show it's removal in another section.
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How do i find the thermostat on a ford fiesta zetec 1.25 to replace?

" First of all remove the auxillary drive belt splash guard (underneath engine) and remove auxillary drive belt (release tension by turning the nut in the spring loaded tensioner anti clockwise(13mm)). Now disconnect alternator wiring(remove batt term to prevent shorting against body) and remove alternator. Remove air filter box and the thermostat housing is now visible (Black plastic with two hoses attached) Disconnect hoses and remove housing via 4 10mm bolts. You are finally at the thermostat. "

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