Question about 2006 Ford Explorer
I changed my alternator a few months ago and since the maintanence, it had been running hard from time to time. It sounds like the vehicle is traveling up hill on a level surface. but i was wondering if this problem might have anything to do with my heater going out.
Could be low coolant or the heater core os clogged ,usually on older cars
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
Is problem with fan not blowing or is fan blowing and no heat? I don't see how to would be related but this may be a job for a good mechanic.
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is your temperature gauge working now? That is of more concern then your heater as you wouldnt know if your engine was overheating until its too late. Your heater core could be clogged, they get clogged quite easily. You can flush them or replace. The part is inexpensive but on some models you have to take out dash to replace them, but on other models it only takes about 30 mins and a few bolts.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
My dad used to weld the cracks with JB weld. He would make aV shape line in the crack with a grinder and fill it in. I had a 79 GMC pickup that he fixed. I sold the truck several years later and it never leaked.But then again the heads were cast iron then.If your loosing coolant . That's why your heater is not working and your car . Take it back as WORKFORIT1 suggested and tell them about it.You are the one paying for it.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
that switch controls a vacuum operated door that lets a/c or heat thru.when accelerating,the vacuum in the engine changes so it sound like a vacuum issue.take apart the center stack and there is a vacuum actuator in there connected to the flap door .i have seen those have issues with the metal tab broken away from the plastic that moves it.is the a/c piping cold under the hood where it goes into the heater a/c assembly?the compressor should be cycling on and off and the pressure tested.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
Your problem is a faulty heater control valve. The design used on these vehicles allows for hot water to flow constantly and compete with the evaporator as there is no blender door. You have to replace the valve and possibly the control head. Meanwhile, you can bypass the valve to have cold air
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
check the heater temp. control pot under the hood, inline on one of your heater hoses, it may be sticking causing hot water to only get to your heater core when the engine is at high r.p.m.s
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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