1996 Ford Escort Heater Core

Tiny
AMY YOUNG
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  • 1996 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
Hi, My name is Amy (Yes a woman) lol. Anyhow, I have just recently had some trouble where I was told it was my heating core. I have had the smoke or steam rolling out of my vents into my car. I noticed in a previous question with the same problem as mine, You informed him on how to fix the problem FOR NOW by disconnecting the hoses and looping them. I have found the hoses coming in and going out, BUT what did you mean by" looping" them. Also I noticed you said NOT to plug the hoses. Which I am glad to see because I was told TO Plug by a NON Mechanic. So could you please tell me exactly what you mean by looping. Thank You So Much.
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Monday, April 5th, 2010 AT 4:02 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Connect the 2 coolant hoses (black rubber hoses in engine compartment) together into a loop for coolant to flow through freely.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 AT 5:11 AM
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AMY YOUNG
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So I need to take the incoming hose and outgoing hose and disconnect both. Then connect them to each other. Is that right? Thanks
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Friday, April 9th, 2010 AT 10:52 AM
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DAVE H
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Yes, take them off the heater core inlet and outlet and connect together. Remember this will not let any hot coolant into the passenger compartment !
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Friday, April 9th, 2010 AT 5:34 PM
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AMY YOUNG
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One Last thing, What is going to be the best way for me to connect the Heater Core In Hose and Out Hose? What should I use? And by the way, Thank You for all the info. And yes I knew that it would stop all of my heat and defrost. It will still blow air out though won't it? Not to mention my air conditioning?
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 9:00 AM
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DAVE H
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I would try to find a small metal tube the same diameter as the heater core inlet/outlet and 2/3 inch long to connect the hoses together ... yes your blower and A/C will still work .. just no heat


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Sunday, April 11th, 2010 AT 5:46 AM
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AMY YOUNG
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I just wanted to Thank You for the Advice. I think what your team is doing is really Great. And by experience, Alot of sites will not take things serious when they find out I am a Female. And that is fine. But I just wanted to say Thanks. And due to the great advice, I fixed my car. YEAAAA.
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Monday, April 12th, 2010 AT 9:33 AM
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DAVE H
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No problem. glad to be of assistance, please use our forum again in the future and spread the word to family and friends etc.

Happy motoring


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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 3:05 AM

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