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96 thunder bird overheating

My 96 tbird is over heating, and coolant is leaking inside on the passenger side floor. i replced the fan motor, the intake manifold is new, the water pump is 1.5 years old. all the steam from overheating comes through the defrost port inside the car. any ideas?

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    Hi my problem is the car is overheating all the time. We had problems with zircon and had the motor fixed and fuse changed. Driving around and it overheats and steam is coming out of the bonet. Checked coolant and all fine

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Sounds like the heater core (a small radiator of sorts under the dash) is leaking or a hose going to it is leaking. If in a warm climate, you could bypass or block the heater hoses temporarily. Their only purpose is to make heat avail to interior of car. The 2 heater hoses either connect to feedthru's at the firewall or simply pass thru the firewall to the heater core. Every car I've seen has it on passenger side.

Peer up under the dash, it should be clear where it's coming from.

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Lmao i am a women and know what it is the heater core

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