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How to replace coolant and bleed the cooling system on a Ford Festiva Trio 1997 1300cc auto . including flushing the system and where is the drain **** plug on the motor please Thank You

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SOURCE: 93 ford festiva heater only blows cold air.

The heater only blows HOT air when set on defrost or floor settings. If you have the lever set for vent, only cold air will come out. Check to make sure you set the controls to floor or defrost. This is standard for all Festiva's.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Water cooling system problem...

replace the cylinder head gasket water leak inside your engine

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: What is the recommended engine oil for 95 ford festiva trio?

Hi!
Most modern engines use 10/40 or similar.
20/50 was well used in older classic vehicle. I would ask at your parts supplier when purchasing the oil, he or she will have the correct specifications on hand from their oil supplier.
Hope this helped!
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Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Trying to flush the radiator--cannot find the bleed valve for coolant.

The drain should be on the drivers side at the bottom of the radiator, facing the driver. It's a plastic "wing" that unscrews. There should also be a bleeder for exhausting the air from the system when you refill. The bleeder I'm familiar with is a brass screw screwed into the thermostat housing. (where the top hose attaches at the engine)

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 1993 ford festiva trio carby problem, auto choke

Hello, if the choke is sticking on, and you have a carburetor equipped model, then your "choke pull-off" (CPO) is not working probably. That would be the first thing to check. When the engine starts vacuum is applies to the CPO and it opens the flutter valve on top of the carb. But when the CPO is bad or if there is insufficient vacuum to the CPO, then the result will be what you are experiencing. So to recap, first make sure the vacuum is good and then verify that the CPO is not working by looking to see if the rod pulls back on the flutter valve.
If the CPO is fine, then your temperature spring coil may not be getting voltage allowing it to heat up. This coil has a red wire connected to it that goes down to your alternator. Check to see if the black cap on the end of the temperature spring is heating up or check for 12V of voltage on that red wire.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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How to change water pump on a 2009 Ford Fusion


2.3L Engine

Specific to:
Ford Fusion 2008-2009
Mercury Milan 2008-2009
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Loosen the 3 coolant pump pulley bolts.
  4. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  5. Remove the 3 bolts and the coolant pump pulley.
    1. To install, tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  6. Remove the 3 bolts and the coolant pump.
  7. Remove and discard the O-ring seal.
    1. To install, tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).


25940856-ldxojubx5kaly1k2zv3zks4n-2-0.gif Fig. Exploded view of the water pump-2.3L engine


To install:
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  2. Lubricate the O-ring seal with clean engine coolant.
  3. Fill and bleed the cooling system

3.0L Engine

Specific to:
Ford Fusion 2008-2009
Mercury Milan 2008-2009
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the coolant pump belt.
  4. Using Special tool 303-S455, or equivalent, remove the coolant pump drive pulley.


25940856-ldxojubx5kaly1k2zv3zks4n-2-1.gif Fig. Using Special tool 303-S455, or equivalent, remove the coolant pump drive pulley

5, Disconnect the heater hose from the coolant pump.
6. Disconnect the coolant pump-to-engine hose and position aside.
7. Remove the 3 bolts from the coolant pump assembly.
8. Reposition the coolant pump-to-thermostat housing hose clamp and remove the coolant pump and hose as an assembly.


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Fig. View of the water pump and related components-3.0L engine

To install:
  1. Connect the coolant pump-to-thermostat housing hose and reposition the clamp.
  2. Position the coolant pump assembly and install the 3 bolts:
    1. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
    2. Tighten the 3 bolts an additional 90 degrees.
  3. Connect the coolant pump-to-engine hose and the heater hose.
    NOTE
    Install the coolant pump drive pulley flush with the end of the camshaft.
  4. Using Special tools 211-185 and 303-S455, or equivalent, install the coolant pump drive pulley.



25940856-ldxojubx5kaly1k2zv3zks4n-2-6.gif Fig. Using Special tools 211-185 and 303-S455, or equivalent, install the coolant pump drive pulley

5. Install the coolant pump belt.
6. Fill and bleed the cooling system.

Nov 04, 2015 | 2009 Ford Fusion SE

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How to Flush the Cooling System.


Normally the engine operates at 195F, unless you have replaced the thermostat with another one at 185F. If the temperature has a tendency to rise up, the reason is a partially obstructed cooling system or/and a bad thermostat.The first part of the cooling system that gives up is the heater core, because the coolant flowing channels are thin. It is the time for a coolant flush in your car. To do it right then you need time. Plan ahead for a weekend. With a cooled engine, start with the heater core hoses. Disconnect both of them, but the dirt has to go out of your car, so with a garden hose back flush it and let the dirt to get out of your cooling system. After you will get clean discharge,it is the time for coolant bottle, remove it, discharge the used coolant and clean it. The third to come is the radiator. Open the drain cook, or disconnect the lower radiator hose, and disposal used coolant properly. Now open the radiator cap and flush with water the radiator till discharge will be clear.You think that you are done? Not yet. There is half of old dirty coolant trapped in the system. Install everything, and connect all coolant system hoses, radiator, heater core and coolant bottle. Now you have to run your car with water. Fill out the cooling system with distilled water, start engine, turn on the heater high, and run till upper radiator hose get hot. That means the thermostat opens. Let the engine to cool down, open the radiator cap, and draining cook or lover radiator hose and drain everything. You can use flush detergent, if you wanted, at this stage, but flushing with detergent will add 4 more hours, because the detergent is colorless and you have to guess how many fill and drain processes to do, to get rid of it. I do not do it, but if your cooling system is very dirty you have to do it. After the last drain, fill the cooling system with concentrated antifreeze and 30% distilled water. The reason is because it is more water trapped inside the cooling system. The goal is to reach 50/50concentration. You need a coolant tester to find this. Start the engine and add coolant till radiator is full. Install the radiator cap and bleed the system. After driving you car for a day or so, let engine to cool down, open the radiator cap check the concentration of coolant with the tester, and add antifreeze or distilled water as necessary. It is a good idea to replace the thermostat while flushing the radiator. This procedure has to be done every 2 to 3 years. It is up to you to decide to use RED GM Dex-Cool or GREEN Prestone antifreeze. In all my cars I have replaced Dex-Cool with Prestone, but I flush the system every 2 years, and I never had a cooling system problem in all my cars.

on Nov 14, 2010 | Chevrolet Avalanche Cars & Trucks

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Where is the thermstat at in a 1998 ford taurus?


I'm guessing you can't find it because it's in a separate housing or located under the lower battery tray in the housing (depending on model of engine). Even though this is specific for 1998; I believe it's the same for 1996-1999 Taurus's. I have access to illustrations, but only .gif and/or .bmp extensions were available which would not copy here. If you need these, I will try an extension change to .jpg. Good luck, this should be enough info. It is helpful to include the engine size in question, for future reference...

Thermostat, Water


c:\users\bob\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif CAUTION: Do not mix Standard (green) Coolant with Extended Life Coolant (orange). If mixing occurs, drain engine cooling system and refill with originally equipped coolant type. If this contamination occurs the service change interval on Extended Life Coolant will be reduced from 6 years/150,000 miles to 3 years/30,000 miles.
1.c:\users\bob\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif WARNING: NEVER REMOVE THE PRESSURE RELIEF CAP UNDER ANY CONDITIONS WHILE THE ENGINE IS OPERATING. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE COOLING SYSTEM OR ENGINE AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY. TO AVOID HAVING SCALDING HOT COOLANT OR STEAM BLOW OUT OF THE COOLING SYSTEM OR DEGAS BOTTLE, USE EXTREME CARE WHEN REMOVING THE PRESSURE RELIEF CAP FROM A HOT COOLING SYSTEM OR DEGAS BOTTLE. WAIT UNTIL THE ENGINE HAS COOLED, THEN WRAP A THICK CLOTH AROUND THE PRESSURE RELIEF CAP AND TURN IT SLOWLY UNTIL PRESSURE BEGINS TO RELEASE. STEP BACK WHILE THE PRESSURE IS RELEASED FROM THE COOLING SYSTEM. WHEN CERTAIN ALL PRESSURE HAS BEEN RELEASED, PRESS DOWN ON THE PRESSURE CAP (STILL WITH A CLOTH), TURN AND REMOVE PRESSURE RELIEF CAP

THE ABOVE APPLIES TO ALL MODELS

3.0L (2V) Engine

Removal

Drain the engine cooling system so that the engine coolant level is below the water thermostat (8575) as described.
2.Disconnect the upper radiator hose (8260) from the water hose connection (8592) .
3.Remove the three water inlet connection retaining bolts. Remove the water hose connection .
4.Remove the gasket and water thermostat from the water hose connection . Do not reuse gasket.
Installation
1.Install the water thermostat , gasket and water hose connection as illustrated.
2.Install and alternately tighten the retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to 10-14 Nm (89-124 lb-in).
3.Connect the upper radiator hose to the water hose connection .
4.Fill the engine cooling system with a 50/50 mixture of Premium Engine Coolant E2FZ-19549-AA (green), (in Oregon, F5FZ-19549-CC, in Canada, Motorcraft CXC-10), or Ford Extended Life Engine Coolant F6AZ-19544-AA (orange), or DEX-COOL coolant, or a coolant meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D and water, as described under Cooling System, Draining, Filling and Bleeding procedure.
5.Start the engine and check all hoses and connections for leaks. Allow the engine to warm up so that the water thermostat opens.
6.Stop the engine. Top off degas bottle as required to maintain minimum cold fill level.
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3.0L (4V) Engine
Removal

Drain the engine cooling system so that the engine coolant level is below the water thermostat ; refer to Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this section.
2.Raise vehicle on hoist.
3.Disconnect the lower radiator hose (8286) from the water inlet connection.
4.Remove the two water inlet connection retaining bolts. Remove the water inlet connection.
5.Remove the O-ring seal and water thermostat from the water thermostat housing. Inspect O-ring for damage and replace if necessary.
6.If required, remove water thermostat housing retaining bolts, water thermostat housing and O-ring from lower radiator hose tube. Inspect O-ring for damage and replace if necessary.

Installation
1.Install the water thermostat , O-ring, water thermostat housing (if removed) as shown.
2.Install and alternately tighten the retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to 8-12 Nm (71-106 lb-in).
3.Connect the lower radiator hose to the water inlet connection.
4.Lower vehicle.
5.Fill the engine cooling system with a 50/50 mixture of Premium Engine Coolant E2FZ-19549-AA (green), (in Oregon, F5FZ-19549-CC, in Canada, Motorcraft CXC-10), or Ford Extended Life Engine Coolant F6AZ-19544-AA (orange), or DEX-COOL coolant, or a coolant meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D and water; refer to Cooling System, Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this section.
6.Start the engine and check all hoses and connections for leaks. Allow the engine to warm up so that the water thermostat opens.
7.Stop the engine. Top off degas bottle as required to maintain minimum cold fill level.
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3.4L SHO
Removal
Drain the engine cooling system so that the engine coolant level is below the water thermostat ; refer to Cooling System, Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this section.
2.Remove battery.
3.Remove power distribution box.
4.Remove battery tray.
5.Disconnect upper radiator hose and position out of the way.
6.Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water inlet connection (8K528) .
7.Remove the two retaining bolts. Remove the water inlet connection .
8.Remove the O-ring seal and water thermostat from the water pump (8501) . Inspect O-ring for damage and replace if necessary.

Thermostat

Installation
1.Install the water thermostat , O-rings and water inlet connection as illustrated.
2.Install and alternately tighten the retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to 8-12 Nm (71-106 lb-in).
3.Connect the lower radiator hose to the water inlet connection .
4.Install upper radiator hose . Position spring clamp securely.
5.Install battery tray.
6.Install power distribution box.
7.Install battery.
8.Fill the engine cooling system with a 50/50 mixture of Premium Engine Coolant E2FZ-19549-AA (green), (in Oregon, F5FZ-19549-CC, in Canada, Motorcraft CXC-10), or Ford Extended Life Engine Coolant F6AZ-19544-AA (orange), or DEX-COOL coolant, or a coolant meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D and water; refer to Cooling System, Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this section.
9.Start the engine and check all hoses and connections for leaks. Allow the engine to warm up so that the water thermostat opens.
10.Stop the engine. Top off degas bottle as required to maintain minimum cold fill level.


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Sep 01, 2014 | 1998 Ford Taurus

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1998 ford ranger 3.0. Heat does not work. Replaced thermostat then water pump. Still blowing cold air. Coolant streams out of the top of the coolant tank after engine is at operating temps. Temperature...


Hello did you flush out the cooling system while you had you coolant drained?this would be ideal to do at t hat time.Also be sure to bleed All air out of cooling system to avoid air lock.

Dec 25, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort

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Need to change the water/antifreeze in the radiator. How do you do that


check the bottom of the radiator for a drain plug. also, most auto parts stores sell drain kits that install a flush/drain valve onto a heater hose.

Nov 06, 2010 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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How do I drain coolant from a 2001 ford mustang GT?


unscrew the freezeplug located on the bottom corner of the radiator

Aug 17, 2010 | 2001 Ford Mustang

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HOW DO I FLUSH RADIATOR


Your car's radiator and cooling system needs to be clean to be cool. As time goes on, your car's radiator builds solid deposits that can clog the cooling system. A quick, inexpensive radiator flush can keep the system in shape. It's important to change your antifreeze seasonally. Before you start your radiator flush, make sure you have everything you need. There's nothing worse than draining your radiator only to realize that you need to drive to the auto store for something!
What you'll need to perform a radiator flush:

  • Phillips head screwdriver or wrench (whichever your radiator drain requires)
  • Cloth rag
  • Radiator Flush solution
  • Coolant
  • Funnel
  • Used coolant receptacle
*Be sure to let your engine cool completely before you loosen or remove the radiator cap. Hot coolant can be painful!

Jun 02, 2010 | 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada

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Overheating on ford bantam


there are three probable causes that may result to overheating one inadequate circulation of coolant within the cooling system. The radiator is clogged with dirt some stems are closed.try to flush the radiator using rad flushing fluid. Second improper bleeding of trap air within the cooling system. Third the water pump blades are worn out inadequate circulation of coolant.

Feb 02, 2010 | 1996 Ford Bronco

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Cooling problem


You can flush the heater core. Or replace it. To flush it. You will have to remove the hoses that go into the heater core. Not from the heater core but from the other side. You point one of the hoses down to drain th coolant then run a strong stream of water through one of the hoses until it comes out the other. it usually says intake or outake near the hoses at the firewall. Put the hose into the hose using one of those spray ends for a regular hose. After you see the water coming out the other end, repeat the draining on the opposite hose. Reattach the hoses the way they were. Then refill your cooling system and bleed the system. Failure to do so could make one of the radiator hoses to burst. Always bleed your cooling system after adding coolant. Use the bleeding screw at the thermostat housing. Or use the radiator cap by slowly turning it until it starts hissing and all the air comes out. Don't take the cap off !! Just turn it slowly until only coolant is trying to come out into the reservoir.

Dec 29, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Golf

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Drain cooling system


Make sure the engine is cold before you drain the cooling system. First remove the radiator cap. Under the hood on the bottom of the radiator you will find a drain plug. You turn it counter clockwise and drain the coolant into a container. After it has been drained add new coolant using the half and half (half coolant half clean water.) After having added the coolant. Be sure to add the kind of coolant that ,("goes with any color".) Replace the radiator cap.Run the engine to operating temerature then be sure to bleed the cooling system. They have a bleed screw near the thermostat housing . (That's where the hose from the radiator connects to.) Make sure all the air comes out from the bleed valve screw until coolant starts coming out. Tighten the screw and let the engine get cool again. check that there is coolant in the container where it says coolant only near the radiator.

Nov 27, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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