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Old 02-23-2012, 08:48   #1 (permalink)
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Antifreeze flush

Can you explain how to properly flush out a coolant system? Ive heard people flushing it and chunks of brown and stuff. When i did it, I had nothing coming out. THANKS!
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Re: Antifreeze flush

If your cooling system hasn't been neglected, it may just need the coolant changed. After a length of time, acid builds up in the coolant and starts to rust causing the brown stuff.
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I have only changed it once, I got this from my parents and we purchased it about 6 years ago from the original owner. I have only changed it once, and its a daily driver. I took a garden hose up to the resivoir and sat there for a few minitues and let it flow through the system. I only ask because i think my heater core is starting to get clogged and i have heard that flushing the system can unclog it. Is there a specific type of fluid to put in and run it, then drain again, flush and refil? like oil treatment?
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Re: Antifreeze flush

Maybe the blend door isn't moving enough or at all. Do you hear the motor run when you switch from cool to warm?

Here's a good link to the flush. Install Backflush kit on 2000 Windstar 3.0
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