1998 Ford Windstar van

Tiny
SANTEO
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  • 1998 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
Leaks coolant from down below in back behnd driver and before back tires
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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 AT 11:36 PM

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Tiny
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You have rear heater system !
Check hoses and lines
rear heater core
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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 AT 11:54 PM
Tiny
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Where is the rear heater system located and how do I check it out. My husband took off this weird top type thing that was located where the leak is but the problem is I dont know what it is called. He thinks it might be by a filter and this is where the actual leak was which is in the rear on the drivers side.
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 12:24 AM
Tiny
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This is some pictures
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 12:46 AM
Tiny
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So what is it I need to fix and can my husband do it or do I need to take it to a mechanic. Do you know the piece that I was talking about where the leak was coming out of. So its the core heater that its is bad I am sorry for the confusion I am a woman and I dont understand much except that I know my car is messed up and needs fixed
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 1:00 AM
Tiny
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I am sorry
Let me see and try to explain a little more

for the heat to work in the rear you need the engine coolant to run back to the rear where they have installed a heating and AC unit
1st need to inspect and make sure that all you lines are good and not rusty causing the leak
and if they check OK (visual check )
and the leak is coming from inside where the heater core, then you have to remove the inner trim to check and replace if needed
determine where the leak coming from and if need info on how to remove and replace the heater core I will try and get you the steps needed

if cannot locate the leak for sure, then take it to a shop and let them pressure test the coolant system for you
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 1:12 AM
Tiny
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Ok thank you I guess were going to need to lift it up a bit and check it all out tomorrow when its daylight and from there if I need more help I will let you know. Thank you
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 1:22 AM
Tiny
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It was the heater valve that was leaking. Very easy thank goodness. Thanks for all your help.
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 11:51 PM

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