My mechanic recently bypassed the heater core because of a leak. Is there a way to still get hot air to the inside of the car without replacing the heater core?

Asked by Apr 01, 2015 at 10:26 AM about the 1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 Ford Escort Lx Wagon.
To replace the heater core requires
about 7 hours of mechanic labor or
12ish hours of mine. The heater core
has already even bypassed due to a
leak. Now there will be no hot/warm
air flowing inside. Is there a way to
still get hot air inside without
replacing the heater core?

3 Answers

101,875

Ebay has those little 12 volt heaters, not much heat but sometimes a little is all it takes. You could re plumb you system and install an auxiliary heater in the back, I think those are listed in EBay also.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Good idea! I will go check it out right now. When you say install an auxiliary heater, are you talking about a heater within the engine compartment or a heater inside the car in the back? Either way, I will look up "auxiliary heater on ebay and see what turns up. Thanks.

101,875

Aux heater that sits in the back will have to be plumbed in and wired.

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