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So I got the P0128 code, and I'm just going to dive in and replace the thermostat, coolant temperature sensor, and flush the coolant all at once. I have a few questions. I'm looking on rockauto for the parts, and I see "Temperature Sender" is that the same thing as the coolant temp sensor? Do I need to just order the thermostat, or do I need the thermostat housing and gasket too? Also, what kind of coolant are you guys using, and what is acceptable to use? The procedure seems pretty simple. Drain the coolant, screw out the temp sensor, screw in new one. I'm not finding how to change the thermostat, can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.
Don't know the 2007 Fusion coolant spec off the top of my head, but it is listed in the Maintenance Specifications charts in our Owners Manual. Also, keep in mind that the specs have changed in later model years, so what someone else tells you is right for their model year may not be right for your 2007.
The "Temperature Sender" is the sensor, if that is what you need.
If I recall correctly, you can just replace the thermostat without replacing the housing but you should replace the gasket once you disturb the housing (assuming we are discussing the housing gasket).
As far as how to change the thermostat: I believe someone recently posting a basic "How-to" in one of these threads. If I recall correctly, they said it was a bit of a knuckle buster.
- Here is that other thread - www.fordfusionclub.com/index.php?topic=188558.0
If no one else jumps in and you need more detailed information, you can PM "ciscoford23" for the Service Manual instructions pertaining to the thermostat replacement. He is not as active anymore, but has been more than happy to help FFC members (myself included) in the past. Send him a detailed PM with what you need and your E-mail address and I am sure he will get back to you shortly. Just keep in mind that he is not as active anymore, so just be patient.
Hope this helps.
- How many miles on your car? The thermostat/housing etc. are covered under the 5 year/60,000 mile Powertrain Warranty. Off the top of my head, I am not sure about the sensor/sending unit.