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I dont have much heat in my 2001 ford taurus, can u help?i have replaced thermostat,checked for plugged heater core, and lines,coolant levels checked,not sure what to do next.

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The electric cooling fan could be running all the time, or at least running more that it should, thereby not letting the engine reach normal temperature. There is a thermal switch that tells the fan when to come on. It is probably bad.

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A no heat concern can be caused by several things. First check the coolant level. You will see a cold fill level and a hot fill level on the expansion tank. Be sure that the level is correct. Next, with the vehicle at operating temperature, feel the coolant hoses going into the heater core at the firewall. One should be hot and they other should be close to the same temp. Use caution, the exhaust manifold is close to these lines. If you have heat at the heater hoses then chances are your thermostat is working correctly. If no heat at the heater hoses, you could have a thermostat that's stuck in the open position.

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If there is heat on both sides of the core, the concern is inside and more detailed diagnosis is needed. Good luck.

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Check the level of the antifreeze (coolant) in your reservoir. If it is just a little low, it will not flow properly through the heater core.

If the coolant level is ok, check the temperature of the hoses going in and out of the heater core. Your Taurus is not equipped with a heater control valve, so there should be hot coolant circulating through the heater core at all times. If one hose is really hot and the other feels cool or cold, then your heater core is most likely clogged with corrosion and debris. (If this is the case, I recommend a complete cooling system flush)

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My 2001 ford Taurus heating temp gauge is not constant on dashboard. It goes up and down. I don?t have heat. Water pump, thermostat, in and out pipe and coolant are changed. Still no heat.

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