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Getting no heat in 2001 ford taurus. Changed thermostat 3 times over a period of time. Flushed radiator plus had the heater core back flushed twice. After the 1st back flush, we had heat for a mile. temp gauge goes to normal, but sometimes dips down. What could be causing no heat??

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If both heater hoses are getting hot, the problem could be a stuck blend door under the dash.
If only one hose is getting hot, there is a blockage in the coolant flow somewhere.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

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    Thank you! Trying to find someone to fix it, Explored so many other things that I think replacing the hearter core is the only other option.

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Weak water pump'll do it every time. If that's the original pump,it's time to replace it anyway. First loosen the pressure cap on the expansion tank where you would add the antifreeze(so it doesn't build up pressure)Check the water pump by warming up the engine where you KNOW the thermostat is open.This means water should be circulating thru the block into the top of the radiator really fast.
Now using a rag to keep from burning you,squeeze the upper radiator hose tightly all at once to shut off its flow.You should see a slight collapsing of the lower radiator hose when you first do this,because you have starved the pump of its inlet supply. If you don't see the hose collapse somewhat,the pump's weak.
Just did a dodge caravan water pump to bring back the heater.Works good now! don-ohio (:^)

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Ford Taurus with heater issues.

No, there is no valve in your car. The likely problem is a clogged core. Would you like instructions for replacing it?

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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SOURCE: 1999 ford taurus no heat

Is the blower motor working? If not that is what it is. If it is working then check heater coil out, Could be bad heater coil.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: changed thermostat and flushed heater core heat is

SOUND LIKE PROBLEMS IN THE AIR TEMPERATURE CONTROL DOOR NOT OPENING.CLIMATE CONTROL VECHICLE HAS TO BE HOOKED TO DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT TO CHECK.IF YOU REPLACED THERMOSTAT.FLUSHED HEATER CORE AND RADIATOR.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AMOUNT COOLANT IN THE COOLANT SYSTEM.LET DEALERSHIP CHECK IT OUT.

Posted on Nov 04, 2010

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SOURCE: 1998 ford taurus no heat,replaced

You might have to purge the coolent system cause when you change stuff like that you normally have to bleed the the colent system. So what you have to do is run the car untill your temp gets to 195 degrees the cut the car off and let the coolent drain down and then refill and geep doing that untill you have heat.

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

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replace core

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