Are the heater hoses so warm/ hot that it is hard/ impossible to hang on to either?
If this just is not happening, maybe your heater core is stopped up (not allowing hot coolant flow through it)
If you will leave the heater core in place (where it is nearly impossible to get to)
leave its hoses connected to it.
Take its heater hoses loose out at the engine.
Now you have two hoses with a little flexibility that are connected to the heater core.
You are not crammed against the firewall with no room to flush.
Back flush time!
I like to "blast" into one hose and then "catch" in a vessel from the other
(then switch hoses-blast in the other, catch in the other)
It may take a few "musical hoses" trips to backwash the core.
The "catching" allows me to maybe see what the heck was stopping up the core. Normally chunks of rust or a massive amount of that "stop leak" glitter looking material.
This method will not work if there is some sort of control valve that is closed in one of the hoses. (In itself, it could be the reason for 'no flow' through the core.)
I made a picture the last time we flushed one, it is not a good picture, you may see the process as we flushed just one direction, before we switched to go the other direction.
Keep us posted
Sunday, December 18th, 2016 AT 10:10 AM