Sonic, core needs to be open not just for heat, but also for cooling system circulation. Coolant is constantly flowing through it whenever engine is running. No by-pass, or heater control valve like on older cars. No by-pass hose like on the vulcan.
I did replace the belt hoping that was worn enough to slip. Nothing happen, still OH.
The hose connected to the water pump was cold, but when I press on it I can see water leve raising in the expansion tank. Is there a place to air out the circuit?
I am looking to remove the pump but it's a bear. Even the hoses won't budge from the inlets...
As for the heater core - I see that are 2 hoses from the water pump - one to radiator and another to inside the car to the core. So it is on the top too - it has a Y that splits the circulation. So I really doubt that the whole water from the engine circulates thru the heater core.
I got the pump nuts off, the top hose off, the braket for the AC compressor off, the clamps from the bottom two hoses are loose... the stupid hoses won't come off the inlets. Not to much space there, I am twisting, pulling... Like there are welded there. Is there a trick to loose them? Or just find stonger arms than mine?
My thumbs are numb from wrestling with that stupid bottom hose. I didn't button it back yet, I am treating my wounds with some Bacardi. I have another vehicle to drive to work... it's a V8 5.0L thou, with this gas prices I was avoiding it
can you change the thermostat from the top or do you need to get underneath the car?thanks.I have a Australian taurus and still cant really see it from under the hood(top view).i smell a water/steam smell but thats all,car wasnt started for 16 months.heater works,the overflow bottle has gone down about 200ml but thats all.temp gauge goes to half then stays there.i want to check the voltage of radiator water but i dont know if my hand held ECS820B does it.
About two or three months ago my cigarette lighter and 12v power outlet went out. I just replaced the fuse and it still hasnt fixed the problem. I have check all connetions, there seems to be nothing wrong with any of it. how would i go about fixing the problem. i also put my phone charger in...
Ford Taurus 2011
Dumb mistake but tried to install a battery with opposite terminal and quickly realized it. Issue is the Radio doesn't work anymore. None of the buttons respond but he interface still works and shows Temp and A/C indications. Could there be a fuse for this or did i fry the radio?
2002 Taurus SEL 177K miles.
Trying to decide whether to repair or put repair money towards used car. I am not skilled in the mechanical arts, and will rely on a mechanic to do everything.
The car is in overall good shape. It has a slight oil leak. I add a quart between changes usually. Never...
2005 Duratech in a Taurus SEL.
For a while now I have been getting the horrible screeching when I go to start the car which is indicative of a bad starter bendix or ring gear/flex plate. It was getting worse and I knew one day it would not start. Took out the starter and the bendix looked fine...