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I have a 1999 taurus and there is a tee at the rear of the motor that the heater hoses connect to. There are permanant fittings on the tee. The tee has a hole in it. Can I just cut the hoses and put a tee in its place?

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Yes, they sell nylon barbed heater hose fittings in a tee. After cutting hoses & attaching to tee with hose clamps. Take zip tie or wire & attach it to bracket for support of hose.

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Heater Core Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio and the navigation system, and then write down the audio presets.
  2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  3. From under the hood, disconnect the heater valve cable from the heater valve. Turn the heater valve arm to the fully opened position.
  4. When the engine is cool, drain the engine coolant from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect the inlet heater hose and the outlet heater hose from the heater core.
  6. Remove the mounting nut from the heater unit. Take care not to damage or bend the fuel lines, the brake lines, and related parts.
  7. Remove the dashboard.
  8. Remove the evaporator.
  9. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the heater unit. Front heater unit honda-10-00-4128.gif

  10. Remove the self-tapping screws and the clamp.
  11. Carefully pull out the heater core so you don't bend the inlet and outlet pipes.
Front heater core honda-10-00-4129.gif

To Install:
  1. Using care, install the heater core to the heater unit and secure.
  2. Using care, install the heater unit and tighten mounting nuts and bolts to 7 ft-lb (10 Nm).
  3. Install the evaporator.
  4. Install the dashboard.
  5. Connect the inlet heater hose and the outlet heater hose to the heater core.
  6. Connect the heater valve cable to the heater valve.
  7. Refill the cooling system with engine coolant.
  8. Adjust the heater valve cable.
  9. Make sure that there is no coolant leakage.
  10. Make sure that there is no air leakage.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12. Perform the power window control unit resetting procedure.
  13. Enter the anti-theft codes for the audio and the navigation system, and then enter the audio presets.
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NOTE: The rear blower motor, the rear heater core, the blower screen, the rear blower resistor (heating/air conditioning system) and the rear power transistor (climate control system), the rear air mix control motor (climate control system) , the rear mode control motor and the rear expansion valve can be replaced without removing the rear heater-A/C unit.
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  1. Replace the rear heater core.
  2. Attach the heater hoses.
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  5. Before reassembly, make sure that the rear mode control linkage and door move smoothly without binding.
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  7. After reassembly, make sure the rear air mix control motor runs smoothly.
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  9. Refill the cooling system and make sure that there is no coolant leakage.
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The heater core is clogged. A bottle of cooling system "quick flush" may be all you need ($6 AutoZone).
There is also a complete flush system, but requires that you splice into the heater hose (I installed it on my Taurus - works great!).

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