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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-21-08, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

hello i have a problem with getting heat in my car. the car does blow out very small semi heat if you call it that just wondering what it might be. like I said it blows out but just not heat. could it be a thermsat problem and how easy is it to change. thanks for the help ahead of time.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-23-08, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

anybody its getting colder here
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Re: Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

Try bringing the engine up to normal operating temp with the heater on hot, feel the two heater hoses going through the firewall and see if both are hot, if they are then you more than likely have a blend door or blend door actuator problem. If one hose is hot and the other is allot colder then you probably have a stopped up heater core.

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Re: Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

so you dont think it is a thermostat problem ?
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Re: Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

Probably not. What temp does the car/engine normally run?
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Re: Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

It doesnt give a temp degree. it is somewhere between half way and 3/4 on the temp gauge.
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Re: Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

I don't think it's a thermostat problem. Check what I posted above.
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Re: Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

I have a 98 Sable and I had to clean out the heater core a few years ago.
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Re: Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

I checked both hoses and one is hot and the other is a not as hot but it is warm. so what do i do from here.
also can I do a radiator flush will that work.
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Re: Heat problem on my 97 Taurus

I would suspect a clogged heater core. You could try flushing the core & see if that helps. It don't always work though. Unhook both hoses and flush into the side that was only warm and flush backwards. Easy on the water pressure. You should get all kinds of gunk out of the core.
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