my car blows cold air from the heater...why

Laurashope7
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Asked by Laurashope7 Feb 24, 2013 at 01:09 AM about the 1999 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: General

my heater never heats...just blows freezing cold air

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7jimmy7
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most times its the thermostat, next its cloged heater core,or deverter flaps not moving under dash.try blocking 1/2 rad. front with cardboard, if some heat appears its thermostat

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DavidH25
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If that doesn't do it see if the valve that opens the flow to the heater core opens, the valve or linkage to it may be stuck

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DavidH25
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I just now noticed that it's a '99 Taurus. For that one year, '99 only, Ford put a bypass around the heater core so that if the heater core were to get plugged the engine would not overheat. I would have to pull up a hose diagram I don't remember exactly why..as if the coolant flowed through the heater core all the time, anyway if the coolant is getting diverted through that bypass there you are, no heat

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Popowewe
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You say try blocking 1/2 rad on a 1999 Taurus that is not blowing heat what do you meen by that

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