It will show you how difficult and amount of work. Disconnect the battery ground cable 2. Corroded and leaking Heater Cores will leak antifreeze into the cabin, be unable to maintain a comfortable temperature and cause engine overheat due to lack of antifreeze, none of which will be a good experience for the driver or the passengers. Drain and recycle the engine coolant. The installation is the reverse of the removal. I checked the knob on the ac controls and it is not cracked or damaged.
If you have done that already then there is a problem with the regulator for the heater. If it doesn't move check for vacuum if there is vacuum then you found the problem and see if you can manually move the valve to get it to open. Installation is reversed to removal. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. You can get a coolant flush done but you must specifically ask them if it flushes the core.
Do not put all the plastic pieces back till you are sure there is no leaks. I love the baby, my husband bought if for me back in Aug. Then remove the lower instrument panel brace and then the heater core cover. If equipped with the 5. The heater core in your Caprice is located behind the glove box. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities.
Take screws out from the top of the dashboard right under windshield and sides for easy access. The installation is the reverse of the removal. It did not have any effect on the heating or gauge. Disconnect the cooling tube at the blower. Apr 22, 2010 You hot air comes from the water circulated through the heater core.
They were pretty dirty but now flush clean and flow freely. I checked the water flow out of the front of the motor to the heater cores and it was pretty decent but I put in a new water pump to be safe. Is yours blowing luke warm air at best? Simply grab it and pull it away from the main big piece of plastic and you'll see the blower motor and part of the casing that holds the heater core. It should be in the Passengers Side between the engine and transmission. All in all it probably is a vacuum leak somewhere you will just have to go through the vacuum system for the climate controls, yes it is time consuming but that will be the only way to find and fix the problem without throwing a lot of money changing parts you think might be bad when all it was is a leak. So water may be passing through your heater core but not passing through fully.
With its waffle design, our heater core replacement for Ford Expedition keeps your defroster working through whatever conditions your encounter. I checked the water flow in the the rear of the motor by flushing the heater cores and filling up the motor and radiator. Remove the heater core bracket. Can you tell me what may be the problem? Just tried, and where the heck is that control valve? These units tend to go bad very often in Crown Victoria's and Grand Marquis'. Remove the plastic trim under the dash on the passenger's side, remove your glove box if you can to have better access. The job can be difficult but there are several ways to short cut it.
I really feel like for some reason the heater cores are not getting enough water flow thru them, but I am open to any suggestions. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. You will probably have to remove the heater core and have it rodded out by a radiator shop. Any suggestions on how to do it. Disconnect the blower motor wiring at the blower. Also when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink ant that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. Posted on Jan 01, 2010 When you said you had it flushed out, were you talking about the radiator or the heater core.
Thanks for your time and patience. What I've done is cut them off and just use regular hose clamps on the hoses later. The valve is usually vacuum-controlled, which is operated by controls on the dash. The heater core is a miniature radiator. Be careful not to loose any of the heater core casing screws or bolts and when refilling the coolant system fill the radiator directly,start the engine with the radiator cap off,the level will drop,fill the radiator the rest of the way and replace the cap,allow the engine to reach normal operating temp.
The heater core is located behind the glove compartment. If it is not allowing flow back, it will never get the cores hot. Just like a radiator can be. Remove the 13 plenum chamber top retaining screws. But the heater just blows cold air. Remove the terminal nut and separate the battery starter cable from the starter motor. You might need a special tool to remove those hoses due to the funny fitting they have on them.
If equipped with the 5. Remove the blend door assembly from the case. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old. As to winter being here. Seems like for some reason your heater core is plugged up. Reattach your hoses and check your coolant level.