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    Lincoln LS 2000-2005

    Removal & Installation

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    1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    2.  
    3. Drain the radiator.
    4.  
    5. For the 3.9L engine: remove the auxiliary coolant pump.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect the connector located at the end of the coolant valve harness pigtail.
      NOTE
      The top heater hose has a green identifying mark to match the hose on the dual coolant flow valve. If mark is not visible, identify the hoses for location. This will aid in the correct installation of the hose assemblies.


      NOTE
      Hose assemblies shown with components removed for clarity.

    8.  
    9. Disconnect the three quick-disconnect couplings from the coolant control valve hoses.

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      Fig. The location of the three quick-disconnect couplings

    10.  
    11. Raise the vehicle.
    12.  
    13. Remove the coolant valve assembly mounting bolt and the nut.
    14.  
    15. Raise the valve and disconnect the coolant supply and return lines.
    16.  
    17. Remove the bolts and remove the coolant valve mounting bracket.
    18.  

    To install:

    1. Make sure that the heater hoses are installed in the correct position.
    2.  
    3. Lubricate the coolant hoses with MERPOL® meeting Ford specification.
    4.  
    5. Check for correct hose installation by verifying DATC system operation.
    6.  
    7. Replace the coolant valve mounting bracket.

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      Fig. The torque specifications of the coolant valve mounting bracket

    8.  
    9. Connect the coolant supply and return lines.
    10.  
    11. Replace the coolant valve assembly mounting bolt and the nut.

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      Fig. The torque specifications of the coolant valve assembly

    12.  
    13. Connect the three quick-disconnect couplings to the coolant control valve hoses.
    14.  
    15. Connect the connector located at the end of the coolant valve harness pigtail.
    16.  
    17. For the 3.9L engine: replace the auxiliary coolant pump.
    18.  
    19. Fill the radiator.
    20.  

     
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