Ford Tempo 1988

Tiny
ALBERT
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  • 1988 FORD TEMPO
I have a ford tempo year is 1988, and the heater used to work before but I left it sitting in my back yard for about 4 months and now it dont work? So what seems to be the problem? Thank you.
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Sunday, December 17th, 2006 AT 1:15 AM

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Tiny
CARUNDELL
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Hey albert,
Are you saying the blower is not working? Or the blower works and it doesn't blow heat. Please be more specific! Let us know

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Sunday, December 17th, 2006 AT 2:57 AM
Tiny
ALBERT
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Hey albert,
Are you saying the blower is not working? Or the blower works and it doesn't blow heat. Please be more specific! Let us know

Chris[/quote:fbfc2b3af6]
Im not sure, I turn on the heater and air comes out but the air is cold, I leave the car on for a while and it never warms up. So I dont know how do I find out if the blower isnt working?
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Sunday, December 17th, 2006 AT 5:27 AM
Tiny
CARUNDELL
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Hey albert,
Are you saying the blower is not working? Or the blower works and it doesn't blow heat. Please be more specific! Let us know

Chris[/quote:6f9f4d7646]
Im not sure, I turn on the heater and air comes out but the air is cold, I leave the car on for a while and it never warms up. So I dont know how do I find out if the blower isnt working?[/Quote:6f9f4d7646]

Hey albert,
Some things to check, first though, if air is coming out of the vents than your blower is working.

1. Your temperature control operates on engine vacuum, check the small plastic vacuum line that goes thru the firewall, these sometimes crack and break.

2. Check the hoses to the heater core, if they are not both hot then is a heater core problem (clogged)

Chris
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Sunday, December 17th, 2006 AT 5:38 AM
Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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After sitting for that time period and given the age of the vehicle, a lot of time the radiator fluid is neglected. My thought is that the thermostat is sticking and I sincerely recommend a flush of the system and replacing the thermostat.
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Sunday, December 17th, 2006 AT 7:06 AM

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