Question about 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
My heater isnt blowing hot air
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Raise the hood and remove the radiator cap.
Start the car and heat up the engine, usually takes about 5 minutes.
Turn on the heater full blast.
At this time, be sure your radiator is full of coolant, because a low radiator will drop the coolant so low the heater will get no water, it could be "air-locked".
If the collant level is low, add coolant and run the engine at a medium speed for 5 minutes to "burp" the air out of the heater hoses.
Feel the heater hoses to see if they are hot. They should be.
Feel the radiator hoses to see if they are hot. They should be.
If the radiator hoses are not hot, you may have a defective thermostat, it it might be stuck open.
If so, the heater would not get hot, because the motor is not.
If the radiator hoses are hot, and the heater hoses are not, likely the hot water is shut off to the heater.
There is likely a control near the firewall that is either controlled by a wire cable or a vacuum line.
This control valve has 2 heater hoses connected to it, one incoming and one outgoing.
Often, the wire cable or the control valve itself will stick due to rust or corrosion, or disuse.
If it is vacuum controlled, you may not be getting vacuum to the control valve, or again, the control valve may be stuck closed.
Sometimes these controls can be freed up with penetrating oil, sometimes they are too far gone to repair, must be replaced.
If you can fix it with penetrating oil, you may need to do that once a year.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure the heater core is in the open position by using the shut off valve and turning it to open. next, you may have a malfunction in the direction door the directs the air flow in the dash. a lever may have become lose or separated. may be a bad servo motor not directing the door to move to the heater position. i would start by checking that shut off valve first on the heater core.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
SOURCE: air condition/heater
sounds like the air-conditioning expansion valve is probably not working correctly here is a way you can fix your air conditioning:
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
Taurus does not use a heater control valve. It runs coolant thru the heater core constantly. You may have a temp blend door actuator problem or a plugged up heater core is also very common. Feel the heater hoses, they should both be very hot, it one is much cooler; you can try to back flush the core.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
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