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1993 FORD Taurus Heater Core leak/\ Can I bypass the heater coil to get the car on the road?

993 Ford Taurus Heater Core leak/\ Can I bypass the heater coil to get the car on the road? 
They also said the Timing Chain Cover Seal would have to be re-sealed - that it was leaking? That I might as well changed the timing chain, the water pump and the thermostat.... It's Mother in law's car and we just want to get it back from where it is and  decide to trade it in or get it to our own shade tree mechanic. what to do what to do....

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  • rfraseripp Aug 23, 2008

    thank you thank you thank you
    after years of working on VWs, Volvos, a Fiat, MGs, various motorcycles and a Crosley (my Dad's car that I tinkered around with) - this is my first Ford.
    I am assuming that I can work on the engine compartment side of the firewall and that I can use radiator type hose and clamps?

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I would disconect heater core hoses at fire wall and put in a piece of metal pipe of the same diameter clamp it well and it should get you where you want to go for now.This is just temporary!

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If there is a hole in the heater core bypass, do i have to replace the whole heater core? I have a 2004 ford taurus.. Also, is there any way i can do a quick fix to cover the hole to get me back and forth...


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This is a very common problem on the Taurus, at least up until the 2001 model and possibly later. The Taurus design incorporates a bypass hose (near the firewall) that connects between the heater hoses entering and exiting the firewall in the engine compartment. As the Taurus ages (6 or 7 years old), the heater core under the dash increasingly gets clogged with gunk because the bypass hose provides a path for the coolant to bypass the heater core itself. The fix is to disconnect the heater hoses at the engine block (too difficult to disconnect these hoses at the firewall-no space) and flush the heater core through these hoses with a garden hose. Before doing this you must crimp (with vise grips and a rag to protect the rubber hose) the bypass hose--otherwise the flushing water will bypass the heater core. I attached the garden hose to an adapter that I could clamp into the heater hose to make the connection. BTW, the coolant in the radiator was a pristine lime green color -notice the dark brown color of the gunk flushed from the heater core. b4d9b81a-db6d-4a32-852d-2725671d69af.jpg d06ea83d-50ae-4178-a917-1275133ccd9c.jpg c195fd24-d013-4f9c-a878-5e49e1ff2612.jpg 2d1a9536-3c83-45c8-8d60-7eea7e95a4e8.jpg 1cc41e46-c4dc-4f8f-924c-4c751e5051f8.jpg

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May be its problem with timing chain and it has to be inspected and replaced.Or its possible that timing chain is got misaligned.

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Click the required help link below:----How to Replace Timing Chain Cover & Seal on Audi A4 ? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-timing-chain-cover-seal.html
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How do I remove the heater core?


Heater Core Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section. NOTE: If a heater core leak is suspected, pressure test the heater core to be certain of the problem before removing it from the vehicle.
  2. Remove the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the plenum chamber from the vehicle.
  4. Remove the screws and the heater core cover from the plenum chamber.
  5. Carefully cut the seal above the heater core inlet and outlet tubes and remove the heater core.
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To Install:
  1. Place the heater core in the plenum chamber.
  2. Install the cover on the heater core.
  3. Install the plenum in the vehicle.
  4. Install the instrument panel.
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How do you bypass the heater core on a 1998 Ford Bronco 2?


Disconnect both hoses from the core and one of them also from the engine. Hook the other one back to where you took one off, making a loop. The picture below is not a bronco, but gives you the idea.
By the way, your core is easy to replace. It almost pops right out from under the dash. I ahve included picture below.

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Remove and replace heater core procedures:

  1. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes and plug hoses.
  2. In the passenger compartment, remove the five screws attaching the heater core access cover to the plenum assembly and remove the access cover.
  3. Pull the heater core rearward and down, removing it from the plenum assembly.

To install:

  1. Position the heater core and seal in the plenum assembly.
  2. Install the heater core access cover to the plenum assembly and secure with five screws.
  3. Install the heater hoses to the heater core tubes at the dash panel in the engine compartment. Do not over-tighten hose clamps.
  4. Check the coolant level and add coolant as required. Connect the negative battery cable.
  5. Start the engine and check the system for coolant leaks.

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Needto replace heater core in 99 ford taurus,need help


Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Replacement heater core
  • Clean container
  • Wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Steering wheel nut
    Removal
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least one minute for the air bag system to lose power. Make sure the front wheels are straight ahead and lock the steering column.

  2. Detach the air bag module by removing the bolts from underneath both sides of the steering wheel and the electrical connector. Remove the steering wheel bolt and press the wheel away from the steering column. Remove the lower steering column cover.

  3. Insert a 1/8-inch wire or pin punch in the shroud hole under the ignition switch while it's in the "Run" position. Press on the pin and pull on the ignition switch lock cylinder to remove it.

  4. Disassemble and remove the instrument panel from the Taurus' interior. This includes the radio and all panels, electrical connectors, harnesses and screws. You'll need an assistant to help you lift and remove the instrument panel.

  5. Drain the engine coolant from the cooling system, using a clean container for reuse. Remove the heater hoses, actuator and metal cover from the heater. Disengage the spring from the heater core cover and the lever.

  6. Depress the locking ramp and remove the lever from the secondary air temperature control (the lever is brittle, so don't bend it). Remove the primary air conditioning air temperature control door shaft from the pin.

  7. Remove the heater core cover and seal from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly. Remove the heater core from the heater/air conditioning housing by pressing on the core tubes and assembly.

  8. Installation
  9. Install the replacement heater core to the heater/air conditioning housing. Install the core cover, seal, lever, spring, metal cover, actuator and heater hoses.

  10. Replace and assemble the instrument panel with your assistant's help. Connect the steering wheel (use a new bolt to connect it to the column), air bag and negative battery cable.

  11. Refill the cooling system with either the old coolant or new. Start the Taurus' engine and let it reach normal operating temperature. Watch the climate control operation and check for any leaks.



Read more: How to Replace the Heater Core in a Ford Taurus ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4521301_replace-heater-core-ford-taurus.html#ixzz132BljfG8

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How do you change heater core on a 1998 ford taurus?


this quite a job. you have to remove the dash. you have to lower the steering column, have to let the freon out of the system. its a 6 to 8 hr job at a shop. if you have no experience i would not mess with it. if water is leaking into you car there ia a way to bypass the heater core, where the two heater hoses come to gether at the engine, you can loop them . otherwise you can get a chiton manual or haynes that might help you replace the core.

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1993 taurus heater core replacement guide


This is a big job which involves discharging and removing parts of the A/C system as well as removing parts of the dash. I had the core done on a 94 Sable years ago and it was a very labor intensive and expensive job. Here are some instructions I found for a 94 Taurus which should be the same thing or similiar, but I don't guarantee that. Please note that these instructions were not tested by me and may contain errors or be incomplete in some way. For example "remove instrument panel" sounds simple but in reality is a process in itself requiring the removal of many screws. Naturally you would have to recharge the A/C and refill the coolant when done.
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Removal

1. Remove instrument panel and lay it on front seat.
2. Remove A/C evaporator housing as outlined.
3. Remove vacuum source line from heater dash panel seal (18529).
4. Remove heater dash panel seal from heater core tubes (refer to Heater Case Assembly).
5. Remove four heater core access cover retaining screws and remove heater core cover (18B300) from A/C evaporator housing.
6. Lift heater core and seals from A/C evaporator housing.
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Installation

1. Transfer three foam core seals to new heater core.
2. Install heater core and seals into A/C evaporator housing.
3. Position heater core cover on A/C evaporator housing. Install four retaining screws.
4. Install heater dash panel seal on heater core tubes.
5. Install vacuum source line through heater dash panel seal.
6. Install A/C evaporator housing into vehicle as outlined.
7. Reinstall dashboard components.

Best of Luck!

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