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How can i fix a coolant leak in the heater core hose of a 2002 ford windstar

Hose that carries coolant to the water pump and the heater core is cracked and spraying antifreeze. what is the easiest way to replace the hose?

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Do not fix it. replace it

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 ford windstar no heat still

My 99 windstar did this too. It was the blend door that the actuator motor goes into was broke. When you pull the actuator out look into the hole and see if you see a d shape piece coming out of the box if it is not d shape it is broke check out this site great photos

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Ford Windstar 3.8 no heat

If you have a knock or clicking noise behind the radio, it is the blend motor. The blend door is spring loaded and the gears in the blend motor are "stripped". The door is spring loaded so that the door is closed to the heater core. About 2 hours to replace and a lot of bending and stretching. You don't have to remove the dash, but all of the trim, radio, and controls will need to come out.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Ford windstar OBD II code P1537/38, P0171 and P0420

It could all be related.P1537/38 are the intake manifold runner controls are stuck open.They are controlled by vacuum solenoids.The P0171 is bank one of the engine is running lean,usually caused by a vacuum leak, P0420 is catalytic converter efficiency code. The computer monitors the switch rate of the front 02 sensors and compares it to the switch rate of the rear 02 sensors to tell if catalytic converter is doing its job. Now if the front 02 is not switching properly then this will cause this test to fail and set this code.
Look on bottom section of the intake manifold at the back of engine(where tranny bolts up) you should see the vacuum motors there on the intake,these are the control motors for the intake manifold runners.Make sure the vacuum lines are hooked up and lines are not leaking. Also you will see a lever from it to intake make sure they move and are not binding.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: how to replace the heater core in a 2000 ford focus zts

i would try the water pump first to do the heater core on that im pretty sure you have to pull the dash good idea when you change the water pump replace the timing belt easy job if u have the 2.0dohc hope this helps

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Heater Core Leaking

you could quick fix! but you will have no heat, 1st under the hood, look at the back of motor, follow all you're radiator hoses, take two hoses off the heater core stick a pipe that is big enough then clamp the pipe down. to both sides of hoses to the pipe you will eventually have to replace heater core!!

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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NOTE: Heater core must be vacuum leak tested before it is remove from vehicle if a heater core leak is suspected.
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