Re: Taurus HEATER time again
Yeah I dont think a 99 Taurus and 94 have the same motor. Basically, there is two small rubber hoses coming off the thermostat housing, one to the inlet of the core, and one to the bypass steel pipe. On the water pump side there is a combining of the bypass pipe and core outlet pipe via a short rubber hose with these compression clamps. I'm not sure if there was a special tool to get them off or just rip em off and put a traditional hose clamp on it, its leaking and theres no way to tighten it there.
I was going to take your advice and take the two rubber hoses off the firewall to the core, and run the hot water through with the garden hose like you did. What was the solvent you used to clean it out?
Last year my radiator overflow tanks cracked, i thought putting this gunky radiator sealer might do the trick, I flushed out the system again, but I dont think it reached the core, its been like it ever since, lukewarm heat, no engine overheat and temp gauge is always 1/4 to middle.
Also do you happen to know does it make a difference to have a stant without a ball bleed hole or a ford stock thermostat with one?