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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:09 pm 
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Shouldn't do any damage, although I wouldn't be turning it up too far. It may clear some of the blockage if there is one so it is worth a try anywho.

I am sure there will be products to break down any blockages that are in there (never investigated it before) so will have to ask a cooling system shop.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:26 am 
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To do a self test hold down the 'floor' button and 'off' when the car turned off, but warmed up, key is in Ignition.
Everything will light up and it will cycle through the electrics. If anything isnt working properly a code will appear, press the auto button to see if any more codes are present. Post up the code here and we'll tell you what it is.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:44 am 
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thanks Sturmovik. I did what you said and it came back with E3 and E5.
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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 11:07 am 
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E3 is cabin temp sensor, which is behind the little vent next to the demist button. And E5 is the ambient temp sensor, which is behind the centre of the front bumper.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 11:51 am 
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Thanks Sturmovik, so that means those sensors are not working?

What does the one behind the front bumper look like? is it noticable by crawling under or is it hidden inside somthing?
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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:13 pm 
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Ambient Temp sensor: http://fordmods.datamine.tk/gallery.asp ... G_2772.JPG

An EF/EL one is shown, the EA-ED ones are the same, only the mounting bracket differs.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:40 pm 
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Thanks snap, found it. Do you know if the cabin one is easy to get out? Also does anyone know where you casn get new ones? Ford said they dont make them anymore.
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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:56 pm 
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Try thr wreckers for the ambient temp one but the cabin temp one is more likely to be a blockage in the vacuum line going to the back of the cc unit which can be cleaned out (carefully) :roll: :D

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:00 pm 
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Thanks snap, found it. Do you know if the cabin one is easy to get out? Also does anyone know where you casn get new ones? Ford said they dont make them anymore.
No probs. You might just want to check the connectors (and wiring if warranted) - amb temp sensor and the dash unit - it's possible the amb temp is U/S, but they seem pretty bulletproof. Replug it in and do another self test. Same deal with the cabin sensor, EF/EL cabin sensors are integral in the dash unit, sounds like EA-ED's are a stand alone unit. Also try what Bob's recommended - they do draw a lot of crap from the vacuum line.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:14 pm 
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I pulled the one at the front off, cleaned it up and sprayed some stuff on the connections and the CC is no longer showing error codes. Hopfully it will work. I will take it for a spin later and see. Thanks everyone
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Open the bonnet and look below the latch, its mounted to the receiver/drier canister.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:26 pm 
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Well thats depressing. There is no codes anymore but the silly thing still doesn't get warm. There is heat coming from both hoses into the heater radiator. So would that mean that there is a blocked heater core?

Also when the engine is on and vacum is in the sytem, does that automaticly open or shut the heater tap?
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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:34 pm 
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Well thats depressing. There is no codes anymore but the silly thing still doesn't get warm. There is heat coming from both hoses into the heater radiator. So would that mean that there is a blocked heater core?

Also when the engine is on and vacum is in the sytem, does that automaticly open or shut the heater tap?



The heater tap is open without vacuum ie it only requires vacuum to close it.

Disconect your heater hoses and remove the tap, look through it and see if it is fully open. Some are not even when new! I bent the actuator on mine so it was fully open without vacuum.

Whilst you have the tap out, connect a garden hose up to the heater hose going into the core and turn on water, run until water runs well and clean.

 

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Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:14 am 
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Well the tap is off, can some one please tell me which way the direction of flow is? does the arrow on the tap suppose to point to the firewall? or to the front of the car?



Also any suggestions on the best coolant to use?


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Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:32 am 
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well it is Zero degrees here this mourning and my toes anr frozen lol. But I just put the garden hose in the heater radiator, nothing would come out at first, then just a big splat of crap came out and is now running clean and clear. Hopefully that is the problem.

I suppose after 17 years and more then likely a blown head gasket somewhere in that time it is only natural to be blocked

Still I wouldn't of thought so until chatting to you guys, thanks everyone for your help.
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