IVE HAD INTERMINNIT HEAT FROM MY HEATERCAR GOT ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 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.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 10:21 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Yes, it could be clogged but wont cause the overheating. The radiator may be clogged as well.

Roy

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 11:44 AM
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  • wayneweatherman
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Could heater control valve be bad due to intermininet heat from heater or caused by damaged drive belt which was chewed up pretty good?

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 12:17 PM
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No heater control valve listed.

Try flushing the core first

Roy

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 12:22 PM
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Heres the picture of the belt
pretty chewed up

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 12:29 PM
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Something locked up causing this. Take a close look at all pulleys especially the ac compressor

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 12:44 PM
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  • wayneweatherman
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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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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 12:54 PM
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Back to flushing the heater core as suggested

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 12:56 PM

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