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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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