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Old 10-28-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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what would happen besides no heat?
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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There should be no operating issues with doing what you describe.
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Agreed, my question is why bypass the nice comfort of the heater?
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Well, right now I don't have time to pull the dash etc. necessary to change the core.....is there another way to maintain heat?
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Not to my knowledge, what is the year and vehicle? It will help for instructions on heater core replacement.
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If you had the '87-'96 vintage, it takes about as much time rounding up the tools and putting them away as it does actually changing the core - it's real simple with EZ access.

As to the '97s and newer - I have no idea what's involved. Suggest to look underneath the glove box door for an access cover to the heater core. Hopefully Ford didn't quit putting in this 'better idea'.
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Done that a few times over the years till I could replace a core. No problems, but it is getting winter time now.
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I think there was just recently a thread on heater core replacement. If I remember correctly, on the 97 and up you have to take pretty much the entire dash apart.
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