Originally Posted by bmxrider379
Thats a relief could the new thermostat be malfuncting or a clogged hose?
Who replaced the t-stat? Could the "new" one have been put in facing the wrong way?
Purging all the air out of the cooling system can take a while, but following the directions that have been given you should be able to do it.
Regarding waterpumps, IMO you can't really ever completely rule them out either (although I also doubt it's the WP in this case). For example, the '96-'99 Taurus 3.0L vulcan was prone to a condition called "brown coolant" which would often just eat away at the impeller fins.