Heat


#1

2002 ford taurus,do not get any heat, new antifreeze, new thermostat, blower works but blows cold air. car was in an accident and i replaced radiator&cooling fans. please help it is cold in rochester, ny!!!


#2

lots of things it could be. The car heat comes from a “heater core” that acts like a small radiator. (Did you hook this up when you changed the radiator?). Then there are vacuum flaps that direct the air over the heater core, and they could be malfunctioning.


#3

Bill has it. If one of the hoses to the heater core, from the radiator, is crimped then it sill be cold. A defective hose will also do it. They can look OK from the outside by not from on the inside. However I would start by looking for some vacuum hose that is loose or disconnected. On most modern cars the heat (blend door) is controlled by vacuum.


#4

Your heater core is probably plugged. Do a search for taurus heat. One or more of my lengthy remedy posts is sure to pop up.


#5

Here you go. http://community.cartalk.com/posts/list/652810.page Sorry, I should have looked it up before my earlier post.