HEATER CORE

  • Tiny
  • emorse
  • 1997 Ford Expedition
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 140,000 miles

I have a 97 ford expedition that I have replaced the heater core in the front 2 times about 6 months apart im stumped as to what could be causeing it. Any help would be great.

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 AT 11:53 PM

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  • Tiny
  • PROTECH1980
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  • 928 posts

Changed it because it was leaking or because it keeps plugging up?

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 12:02 AM
  • Tiny
  • emorse
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Its leacking almost like there is a build up of preasure. Tried flushing it both times too

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 12:05 AM
  • Tiny
  • PROTECH1980
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Sounds like this could be caused by a chemical reaction called electrolysis within the coolant, check this link: http://www.4s.com/Upload/Four%20Seasons/documents/Tech%20Tips/English/4S%20350%20ELECTROLYSIS.PDF

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 12:16 AM
  • Tiny
  • emorse
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I havent put the new one in yet but I will check that it said something about a nutralizer what would you ecomend to use if that is what I need?

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 12:25 AM
  • Tiny
  • emorse
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Ok I tested the electrolysis level and I got a reading of.200 VDC
im going to clean the grounds anyway for safety but could there be anything else that would cause it

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 1:35 AM

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