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2000 Ford Taurus Question: clogged heating core:

 

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matrss9, Saint Louis, MO, May 23, 2011, 14:51
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My car has no heat but the airconditioner works great. I have no leaks within my coolant system nor does the heater core leak, I have been told y morre than 2 repair shops that my heater core might be clogged. How do i unclog it? One repairman told me to us a hanger to unclog it, PLEASE HELP!

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    May 23, 2011, 20:56
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    I am truly sceptical that your heater core is plugged. Especially when someone tells you to use a coat hanger. Yikes. First of all, when the vehicle is fully warmed up and the heater has been turned on for a while, carefully grab the heater hoses and compare the temperature of both. They should be about the same temperature I suspect. If they are relatively the same temperature, then the problem is under your dash with the air distribution system. A blend door or actuator may ot be routing the air properly. This is the most probable cause I believe.

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    Visitor, August 08, 2011, 18:34

    Thanks for your response; can the blend door be fixed or do I still have to replace the entire heater core?

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    August 08, 2011, 14:14
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    I had the same trouble and it was the blend door actuator. On the 2000 Taurus the blend door determines the amount of cold/hot air delivered to the cabin.

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    johnwromine, February 09, 2012, 15:02
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    I have the same problem. How do you go about doing this? (with the blend door) thanks

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