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Changed thermostat and still get no heat. Coolant is down a

Changed thermostat and still get...
Changed thermostat and still get no heat
JA: Have you checked to make sure the thermostat is working? What about the coolant level?
Customer: Coolant is down a little
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1999 e-150
JA: Are you fixing your E150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Put in new thermostat
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nothing I can think of
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10/31/2017
Pete
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Locate the heater hoses going into the firewall to the heater core.Should be two smaller hoses.With the engine warmed up and heater on high heat touch these houses.They should both be hot to very warm to the touch and even in temperature.If one is hot and the other is allot colder this indicates the heater core is plugged up.From here you would want to perform a back flush/flush to the heater core to remove any debris from it.In a worse case scenario the heater core itself would have to be replaced.

If both hoses are hot to the touch and you have no heat this is usually a fault with the temperature actuator at fault on the heater box not switching from cold to hot.This can be a common fault with the actuator itself needing replaced.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks Pete, I ended up having to flush the heater core, change the blower and the blower switch. Works great now.

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