Heater not working?

Tiny
GFOLEY1957
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  • 1997 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 230,000 MILES
I am looking to fix my heater and a few weeks before it went out it sounded like a clicking like the heater door trying to open but after a little while it would start working but now it wont. Is there a heater valve control. I know its climate control so what could be wrong
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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 5:54 PM (Merged)
Tiny
THOMYLC
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  • 1998 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
Heater problem
1998 Lincoln Town Car V8 Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 120000 miles

What could be the causes of heater not working in car. Once heater is turned on, car overheats and water is low. There are no visible leaks anywhere. What could be the problem?

Are there other alternatives to replacing the heater core?
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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 AT 5:54 PM (Merged)
Tiny
T.R.BROOKS
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  • 1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 177,000 MILES
Would like troubleshooing solutions on my heater problems.
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RACEFAN966
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Ok I will try to help here. I will need to know what the problem is. So tell me what is happening what it is and isn't doing and we will go from there. Ok. Thanks.
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
T.R.BROOKS
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Have checked all fuses, all vents blow when I select ac, vent, def, heater but I recieve no warm or hot air.
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RACEFAN966
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It sound like a heater blend door problem or blend door actuator (which is on the top of the blend door). This is what directs the air coming in and when it fails or brakes it will not direct the air through the heater core. Here is a pic of a blend door and like I said the actuator is on top if it. Also be sure both heater hoses are hot, verifying water circulation in the heater core


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_379286_2.jpg



See the guide below on replacing a blend door actuator..its not vehicle specific, but will show you what is involved

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-blend-door-motor

See the diagrams below for the actual components of your vehicles HVAC plenum
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
EZCHUCK
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  • 1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
My "96" town car heater stopped putting out heat. It puts out heat, but when you turn on the blower it cools down drasticly, if I just let the flow of outside air thrugh without the blower, it gets real hot. I had the intake gaskets replaced a few months ago, all was working well. Could there be an obstruction? I removed both heater hoses and flushed out the core, all looked ok. Could it be that maybe the Thermostat went bad? It is the original stat in the car.
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Remove and replace the thermostat
flush heater core
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
AUTUMNSOPHIA261
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  • 1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 267,000 MILES
My town car blows cold air. Fluids are good, flushed radiator, changed thermostat, I hear my blend door opening and shutting no clicking noise, I don't think it my heater core cuz there is no mist coming out of my vents, temps are good, no overheating staying right in the middle. What else could it be?
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JOHNNYT73
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I bet you may just have an air pocket in the heater lines/heater core. When the engine is cold remove the cap, start the engine, turn on the heat, let it warm up to operating temperature, raise the RPM up to 3000-3500 and hold it for about 5 seconds (do this quite a few times), If your beginning to feel heat when you raise the RPM then you know its just air in the system, Do this until you thermostat is open and you have heat at idle. Then just keep topping of the coolant till its full.
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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JULIAN
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  • 1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 153,000 MILES
Heater does not work on 1996 lincoln town car
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Check and test the AC/Heater fuse, blower switch, relay, resistor and the blower motor
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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  • 1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 11,000 MILES
Heater works sometimes, other times it blows cold air
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Check coolant level and thermostat

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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CPARMENTER
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  • 1993 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 141,000 MILES
Not loosing coolant no over heating. Had heat saturday car sat all day sunday and no heat on monday
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JOHNNYT73
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I would check again for coolant loss. Look underneath the intake in the valley of the cylinder heads and see if you see coolant. These motors have a redesigned intake manifold.
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CPARMENTER
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There is no leak coolant level is the same as it was saturday. Could it be the climate control not registering right?
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JOHNNYT73
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You could have a bad blend door actuator.
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MIKEL54
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  • 1993 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 127,000 MILES
1993 Lincoln Signature Series Town Car. Heater not working. Hoses into the firewall are cool after engine warms. Is thate an internal valve keeping the fluid from circulating in the core?
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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BUTILOVEYOU69
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I have a 1994 and had the same problem. I had to disconnect the two hoses that go from the heater core to the engine. Disconnect them at the engine (very easy its 2 clamps) and blow them out. I used a tool that hooked up to a garden hose and an air compressor, then just blasted a bunch of junk out of it. Try it with just a garden hose set the hose on hard stream and stick the tip of the nozzle into one of the hoses. Point the other hose at the ground away from your self and squeeze the trigger in short pulses. It might take a few trigger squeezes to break through but if there is enough pressure from the garden hose it will blast out all the stuff built up and flow freely. Good Luck and stay warm.
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