2002 Ford Taurus

Tiny
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  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,105 MILES
Where is the release valve on the Ford Taurus
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Monday, December 31st, 2007 AT 11:48 AM

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Tiny
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What is a release valve?
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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I think its called a radiator bleeder valve. Dont know I have never worked on a car and dont know what is wrong with this car.I cant get any heat and I put a brand new thermostat in it Can u help?
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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Radiator drain valve is down near the bottom of the radiator, usually driver's side. Big plastic wingnut type can be turned by hand. Why did you replace the thermostat? Was the car overheating? No heat is usually a blend door issue, clogged core, temp control issue(knob or digital), sometimes, also not enough coolant and resulting air in system.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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The thermostat was replaced because it was bad. When we put the new one on there was still no heat. If the core is stopped up how much would it cost to get it fixed
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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So the car was running really hot or overheating? You can flush the core yourself by unhooking the inlet and outlet hoses and rigging up a direct garden hose connection to it, this is the recommended way as the design of the hose system sometimes will not allow a complete flushing of the heater core by utilizing the factory setup. There is a bypass hose that can cause an incomplete flush, direct hookup to the core is recommended. Try it first. Are you sure if the blend door is working? Under the dash in the plumbing for the heat and ac distribution system
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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Is the blend door what is hooked up to the knob that turns the heat on and off?
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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Might also be known as the a c air temperature control door
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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K thanks alot I will have them try that tomorrow morning if that dont work I dont know what else to try. Hope you have a happy new year
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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If you put the stuff in the car to flush the radiator and dont drain it out what will happen? We have tried everything to get this fixed and its still not working. Thought maybe if we put the flush stuff in there it might flush it out.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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Is your car running hot? If yes then I would be concerned with the radiator or the thermostat. If it's not running hot and you don't have heat, flushing the radiator means squat. The heater core could be partially clogged or the a/c electronic blend door actuator may be operating incorrectly, or not at all. I would recommend you get some type of repair manual, Chiltons maybe, something that has the heating/cooling system repair in it. Did you directly flush the heater core as I suggested? You may have to jury-rig the flushing hose and drain hoses, not hard to do. If you have not done this yet, it's what I would do next
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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I knew I've been forgetting something, in instances of cars with higher mileage, there have been cases where the waterpump impellers have worn away thus not much movement of coolant thru the system. Have you noticed if your car tends to heat up, temp-wise. In traffic(more then normal) and cool down when speed picks up? Obviously in hot weather this would be sort of a normal occurrence.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
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I have noticed that if I turn the heat on it will blow out a little heat and then cold and if I turn it off for a few minutes and turn it back on it will blow out heat and then cold air again.
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