Heater

Tiny
JANDACSW
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  • FORD WINDSTAR
I have a 99 Ford Windstar 134,000 mi. Sort of inheirted it from in-laws. Everything seems to be running great except the heater. The fans blow just fine, but no hot air comes out. The temperature of the vehicle is running at about 1/2 on the gauge, and still no hot air. I have also noticed that when the defrost is blowing, there will be an oily substance on the windsheild. I have no idea what is wrong and am by no means mechanically inclined. I just need to know what is wrong, so a mechanic doesn't mess with me.

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jandacsw
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Thursday, March 1st, 2007 AT 1:33 PM

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Tiny
SIRGIBBY
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It sounds like your heater core is shot, that and your thermostate. The oily substance is prolly coolant that goes through your heater core.

Is there a sorta sweet smell with that oily substance?
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Thursday, March 1st, 2007 AT 1:59 PM
Tiny
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I haven't noticed, but I wouldn't say that is does not smell sweet. I will have to check.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2007 AT 3:49 PM
Tiny
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Well reguardless of the smell. Odds are its still the core. Thermostate is cheap so even if the mechanic wanted to change that as well its not such a bad thing
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Friday, March 2nd, 2007 AT 12:29 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate your time.
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Friday, March 2nd, 2007 AT 10:28 AM

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