Can anyone name this "bolt"?
Hello everyone!! So happy to have found this site and am hoping someone can help to identify this "bolt".
I have a 2000 XLT 3.0L 6.
There is a "bolt" that is attached to the front of the engine directly below the thermostat. This bolt has a hose attached to the bottom and a "sensor" attached at the top. Coolant/water flows up through this hose and into the engine. This "bolt" has developed a pin-hole in it so that the coolant/water will "spew" out when engine is running.
Does anyone know what this coolant flow-through "bolt" is called? I've attached a pic of it looking from the top of the engine compartment. Hope it makes sense.
I was going to replace it myself but am unable to detatch the hose from the bottom of the "bolt". So will need to take it to a shop. Would just like to be able to tell the mechanic what the "bolt" is actually called.
Thank very much for any help !!
Gene in Marietta