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How hard is it to change a heater core in 97 ford taurus i think thats the problem have no heat

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There are several other possibilities that you should look at first. For example, did you flush the system? Is there little heat or zero heat? The difference could be important. Does the fan come on? Do you hear anything move when you turn on the heat? Does the engine come up to normal operating temperature? Any water leaking?

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This is going to require removing the dash which is not an easy job especially if you have never done this before.

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Replace the engine thermostat, it is probably stuck open.

It is located where the top radiator hose enters the engine block and is supposed to close when the engine is cold, thus prevent coolant from going to the radiator while the engine is heating up.

At engine operating temperature, it opens up, sends the coolant to the rad, and keeps the engine coolant at that constant temperature.

99% of the time, this is the culprit.

The other 1% could be a clogged/partially clogged heater core, or a busted heater core (accompanied by a coolant leak/loss over time) which fogs up the windows even more when the heater is on defrost.

Thermostat replacement is an easy, quick job and cheap.

Heater core replacement is a little bit more time/money consuming

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