Mechanics

FORD CONTOUR HEATER PROBLEM

1996 Ford Contour • 15,200 miles

I, ve had interminnit heat from my heater, car got warm all of the sudden, noticed the drive belt was dammaged by something from the road, stone, bolt, something, replaced upper hose, thermostat, drive belt, pulled waterpump thinking the impellar went out, waterpump is fine, replaced timing belt, could blockage in heater core be the culprite?Engine runs fine but starts to run hot, compression is 185 to 205 across the cylinders, no milky oil or coolant, gas mileage not has good as I would like, Please help.
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Guest
January 22, 2013.




Yes, it could be clogged but wont cause the overheating. The radiator may be clogged as well.

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Jan 22, 2013.
Could heater control valve be bad due to intermininet heat from heater or caused by damaged drive belt which was chewed up pretty good?


Tiny
Wayneweatherman
Jan 22, 2013.
No heater control valve listed.

Try flushing the core first

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Jan 22, 2013.
Heres the picture of the belt
pretty chewed up


Tiny
Wayneweatherman
Jan 22, 2013.
Something locked up causing this. Take a close look at all pulleys especially the ac compressor

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Jan 22, 2013.
Drive Belt tensioner pulley only one that showed any sign of damage, either rock or bolt got kicked up onto pulley, I deburred with steel wool, ran cotton ball over area, no snagging, heater output interminent over last 3 weeks, now nothing?
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Tiny
Wayneweatherman
Jan 22, 2013.
Back to flushing the heater core as suggested

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Jan 22, 2013.

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