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I have a 2000 Ford Taurus Wagon - flex fuel - I have no heat - replaced thermostat and actuator. Mechanic suggested a coolant tube assembly replacement...can you tell more about this?

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I do not know what he is talking about maybe a heater core give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com and www.taurusclub.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car wish you the best of luck Michigan Man please get back with me to let me know what you did to fix it Thank you Michigan Man.

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It has been my experence that if you have changed the tstat and coolant level is good than the water pump isn't working properly. the fins on the water pump wear off, caused by coolant with high acid content, there also could be a blockage in the heater core, I would hook up a pressure tester start the car and see if it builds pressure, if it does than i would lean to the heater core, if it doesn't than the water pump isn't working.

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