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I just replaced heater core for 2008 Escape. After I reinstalled everything back, my car won't start and check enigine light flashes 8 times. Would you tell me how I shoud fix this problem please

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Check engine light flashes 8 times.That doesn't mean anything . Won't start ! let's examine that first . When you turn the key to the start position , does the starter spin the engine ,yes , no ? If it does this is a cranks no start condition . Now if nothing happens ,this is a no crank no start condition. Who replaced the heater core , You ? You didn't hook something up right , mess up some wiring etc...

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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    Hi Jeff, thank you for the comment. Yes I replaced it. i checked error code and it says 'no powertrane DTCs and freeze frame is stored in this vehic

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SOURCE: Have no heat. Have replaced heater core,

I don't know your vehicle, but does it have a blower door tucked in where the heater core is? If it DOES and that's broken then it could be the whole problem. It would mean it isn't switching from the A/C side of things to the heat side of them. Hope this helps, good luck! Also, just looked up the proper name for what I'm talking about, it's called a "blend door" and I think your car has one. It's what I would check, again, good luck!

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shut all the doors, go to the passengers side put the key in the door, lock and unlock it a couple of times with the key, do the same on the drivers side, usually that will disarm the security system... hope that helps.. if you have keyless entry, you may want to look in the owners manual, sometimes theres a reset procedure in it.

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It sounds like this could be your fuel pump sensor also as mention in the earlier post the click could be the pump relay reseting allowing the pump to come on to deliver fuel to the engine. You may also want to check the ignition relay in the fuse box under the hood, a weak relay can heat up and need time to reset before letting the engine start, at the dealership they may not give it time enough to heat up to cause the problem. When the problem occurs again turn the key and listen for the pump to come on if it does come on, then move to the next solution. Hope this helps.

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