Originally Posted by sheltonfilms
Are you in Kentucky or Florida now? Reason why I ask is if you want to just replace your heater core and you live in KY I would say drive down here to Knoxville and I will help your replace it. (done it before). Since you are a fellow Ranger driver my rate is free. A 12 pack would be good gesture.....lol.
I also have a vacuum gauge so I can help you find that leak as to why you don't have vacuum at your HCV.
you rock, appreciate the offer to help, the weather finally allowed me to work on it and the verdict was::::
well I replaced new thermostat (dnt think other was bad), flushed the heater core (ddnt see any thing nasty come out), the verdict was the heater control valve was stuck shut.. and I am good to go, maybe in spring I'll replace water pump with a very expensive OEM ford pump and replace heater core due to age..