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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes u can bypass the **** core. all you need to do is, take the two hoses going to the heater core, and take em off the heater core, take one hose comply off, and hook the other remaining hose were the other hose was hooked up at.. this will bypass your heater core, but keep in mind you will not have hot air in the cabin of the car..keith...
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
Without knowing your car specifically I can suggest the generic way to do it. Locate the two heater hoses going into the firewall, probably on the passenger side. They're the ones that get hot and are about an inch + in diameter. Disconnect. Measure the inside diameter of the hose and purchase a short piece of galvanized or copper pipe (6 inches) at Home Depot. Connect both ends of the hoses to the pipe to form a loop. Secure the hoses so they don't land some place that would cause a problem.
I had this problem on an 85 Tbird. I had heard about a product called Bars Leak and tried it. It worked. No leaks and I kept my heater. You should be able to find it at any parts place at less than $10. Ground black pepper also has worked for me.
Posted on May 09, 2009
You can bypass the core or fix it that's up to you but I would change or remove the thermostat first. If it still overheats then start looking at the water pump and radiator. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
The heater core on your truck has a restriction that reduces the flow to the point you have no heat.
You will need to remove the two hoses and flush out the core.
I use two pieces of hose to attach to the fittings on the core to add the flushing solvent and the water hose.
Try using a product that can dissolve calcium such as CLR or an acid based type to clear it.
Use hand and eye protection while you do this as inadvertent spray may get you during the process.
Flush it in both directions for best results.
Hope it clears your problem.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
Yes it can be done. look at your engine on it there will be two heater hoses coming from the engine to the heater, disconnect those two heater hoses at engine, with heater hose and two hose clamps, get the hose and clamp first at auto parts, install one end and the other end of same hose, where you disconnected the heater hoses from the engine, you have just by-pass the heater, hope this was very helpful.
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
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