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Re: 2000 ford escort therostat not working right
Replace the thermostat first. Make sure the antifreeze level is full. Bleed the system. most car's have a bleeder valve located at the thermostat housing outlet.Drain the coolant level only to below the thermostat where it won't leak when removing the housing and thermostat. If it's the heater core it is located under the dash where the 2 heater hoses enter the cab from the engine compartment.
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try replacing the thermostat, also if the heater in the car is not getting that warm also do a coolant flush. both jobs are not that difficult to do. should take about an hour ( not including bacon sandwich and a brew lol )
There are 2 service valves on this modl of escort, one located on the right hand side of the radiator as you face the engine and one located next to the accumulator by the firewall on the passengers side. The high pressuresde is the one to the right of the radiator, and the suction side is close to the accumulator on the passengers side. Put freon in the passenger side next to the accumulator. The high pressure side is strictly for checking the head pressure, do not try to put freon in that side. Look for around 40 psi on the low side .. There are more technical ways to do this but this will get you into the right area. If you don't have a guage, add freon until the fan clutch quits cycling at fast idle.
- Disconnect the battery ground cable. - Drain the engine coolant to a point below the water thermostat. - Disconnect the connector from the camshaft position sensor. - Remove the bolts and move to one side the water hose connection. - Remove the water thermostat and seal from the water thermostat housing.
the thermostat is on the front right side just below the air tube (which you have to remove) in a black hard plastic case. It is a PAIN IN THE ARSE to get to, it will have 2 sensors sticking out of it, on on the bottom, one on the side.