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Old 12-15-2016, 02:20 PM
Ordinary Biker Ordinary Biker is offline
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I felt the hoses after operating temp, and one is pretty hot, but I'm able to hold it in my hand (although it is -30 Celsius here right now) and the other feels cool, which by the flowchart leads to clogged/shitty heater core.
Doesn't sound good for the heater core. And yes, they are a pain to get out.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:23 PM
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Doesn't sound good for the heater core. And yes, they are a pain to get out.
Oh Yea, I'm well aware of the royal pain in the ass that job will be. Which is why I was hoping it could potentially be something else that we've missed.
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:24 AM
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Oh Yea, I'm well aware of the royal pain in the ass that job will be. Which is why I was hoping it could potentially be something else that we've missed.
Any recommendation on whihc Heater core to go with? Local parts shop has an aftermarket heater core for $86, where as the local ford dealer is $164.

Is this one of those parts where its worth while to go with an OEM part, or would aftermarket be sufficient?
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Old 12-29-2016, 03:22 PM
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I have a 2000 with 4 cylinder 2wd ranger with a heat issue that just started. Replaced the thermostat yesterday but go to the store today and no heat. The 2 pipes coming up to the 4 way valve from the engine are hot but then only 1 of the 2 going to the firewall is hot so that would make me think its the heater core but the flow chart doesn't work for my scenario.

1 going to firewall is the hot one and the one is cold so wouldn't mean that its the heater core? I assume the cold one would be the return from the heater core.

But then I go to drive the truck home and the heat works fine. When it doesn't work, it doesn't work meaning its not even slightly warm. Also a year ago I replaced the radiator with new fluid and I have no coolant leaks.

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Old 05-07-2017, 08:32 AM
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I want to say thanks for posting the troubleshooting chart for fixing my heater. I couldn't get any heat thru the heater and had tried several things that didn't correct the problem. Tried to remove the actuator to check it but my hands are too big and I gave up on that. After reading your post on the flow chart I tried looking at things differently. I found that I wasn't getting hot water to the heater. I disconnected the hoses , cleaned the control valve and flushed the heater core both ways. reconnected everything , added anti-freeze and was extremely happy to find that I now have a working heater in my 1998 Ford Ranger v6 3.0.. Thanks again

Now if I can just find how to get rid of codes 171 and 174.
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