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1999 ford taurus no heat---Flushing a heater core


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captlos231
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Dec 12, 2011, 8:39 AM

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  post locked   1999 ford taurus no heat---Flushing a heater core  

Here we go, I have been having heat issue for about five years with my 99 Taurus 2 water pumps and many engine flushes and it still came out warm. this weekend I was determined to fix it and heres what I did and it worked......I disconnected the hoses coming from heater core and flush the hell out of it, then a mechanic whose has been using this technique for years, told me to flush out heater core with liquid draino for 20min. and flushed it out again and again until water came out clear to my surprise it unclogged and loosened all the rust inside the heater core and that did it, I cant believe it myself but the heat was hot!!!!!!when you flush the heater core and use the draino, I cut 2 20inch pieces of garden hose and connected them to the heater core I also disconnected both hoses from the engine, you don't want draino going into the engine....when I started to flush the draino out I would flush 1 hose out of time, face the hose that the water is coming out to the ground and alternate the hose during flushing for about 30min also flush the hell out of the engine as well until all water is coming out clear.... good luck Carlos Dias


(This post was edited by Sidom on Dec 12, 2011, 1:27 PM)


Sidom
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Dec 12, 2011, 1:31 PM

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  post locked   Re: 1999 ford taurus no heat---Flushing a heater core  

Glad it worked for you....I honestly hadn't thought of using that.....
The only thing I would be cautious of, is this product wasn't designed to be used with aluminum. So I would be a little worried how hard it would be on the passage ways......

I would be tempted to use a radiator flush 1st, this was designed to be run in an automotive system....






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(This post was edited by Sidom on Dec 12, 2011, 1:31 PM)


Hammer Time
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Dec 12, 2011, 1:48 PM

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I've already told him that so i don't know why he is posting that stuff again. Bad idea.



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captlos231
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Dec 12, 2011, 1:52 PM

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Believe me I was hesitant to use draino, the mechanic has used it for years. And after 5yrs with the heat not working properly and not wanting to take the dashboard apart to replace a heater core that was clogged..so far heat is working...and its something to consider....


Hammer Time
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Dec 12, 2011, 1:58 PM

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I've told you twice that this is bad advice and will lead to cooling system damage yet you persist and I don't even see the purpose for this because you didn't come here with a question. I'm locking this thread ....... again. Don't start another one.



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