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2000 Linc ls v8 auto question james from ILL.

No heat,change the thermo,because the coolant bottle cracked, my ? is how do i change the heater core,and how do i get to it , with out taking the hole dash apart

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Maybe you won't need to. On the fire wall you will see 2 hoses an inlet and an outlet.that go directly into the heater core. Sometimes the heater core is clogged. disconnect the hoses and use a water hose running at only a moderate flow. put it into one of the the inlet of the heater core and run water until you see clear coolant. Then do it on the outlet and run it until the coolant is clear. you are trying to remove any clogs the heater may have. if this does not work, check the heater control valve.move the temperature slider the one to control the temp inside the car. and see if you can hear anything move. Check to see what type it is it can be a vacuum controled vavle, or a cable hooked on to the valve or an electronic controled valve. if it is a vacuum controled valve, you can check to see if a vacuume hose is disconnected, if it is a cable type valve,check it by moving the temperature control inside the car open it and close it with your fingers if you can see it. But most likely it may be the heater core thats clogged.

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