Question about 2002 Ford Explorer
My inside windows started fogging up, even with windows cracked and defrost on it still would not clear it. My engine light is also staying on. Acts like my heater core is out but I do not smell antifreeze or anything.
If it was me, the first thing I'd do is go check my fluid level in my radiator. I'd add fresh anti-freeze, if I hadn't done so in a year or more. Your defrosters won't work properly if you are too low on fluids in your radiator, OR your thermostat is malfunctioning. Replacing your thermostat might be a good job for a mechanic. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 28, 2013
If your Air Conditioner is not working during defrost the results will be similar. Low cool;ant temp will also affect performance.
Posted on Nov 28, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
well it could be a clog but i doubt it. sounds like you will have to replace the heater core and it takes all day as the entire dash and steering column has to come out.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Have the system pressure checked. This is simple and quick. Puts the system under pressure and helps to locate leaks. Check cap too. System needs to maintain pressure.
Some engines have a "Bleed" valve in the head so you can force the air out of the system as you fill it with coolant. May want to chekc to see if yours has one.
\Fluxing gage indicates coolant sometime there and sometimes not. Low level. Sound says the same thing.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
Before you go changing out the starter check for a burnt out fusible link going to the starter it will look like a wire but acts as a fuse and they burn in two just like a fuse. The symptoms you just describe are those of a burnt fusible link.
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
If you smell antifreeze it may be 3 possibilities: 1. you may have a leaking hose/hose connector , or water pump. 2. your heater core is bad and needs replaced. Unless you know what you are doing I would highly suggest taking to dealer for heater core replacement. The dash and steering colum has to be removed to get to the heater core. This is not an easy job believe me (about-900-1200 job). If you have your heater core replaced then also replace the climate control door. This is good preventative maintenance and also a a dollar saver. I would have a pressure check run on your radiator as a first thought. All you may have is a bad hose and that can easily be replaced.
Posted on May 20, 2010
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