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Old 11-18-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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i have a 94 ranger with 2.3l with over 200k and the heater doesnt seem to get really hot. The water temp gauge doesnt really show that the engine is to warm either but been told that is pretty much a dummy gauge. I changed the temp sensor but that didnt help much. Could it be my heater core needs to be replaced ?
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:21 AM   #2
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Try changing the thermostat first. Use the OEM (195F) thermostat.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:34 AM   #3
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Are the heater hoses getting hott??
The ones going from your motor into the firewall?
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:43 AM   #4
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i had this problem, and only one heater hose was getting warm. threw in a new heater core ($23, took less than an hour) and im nice and toasty warm now.
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i havnt checked the hoses but i will def try that out. im thinking its either the thermostat or the heater core
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:20 PM   #6
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im having hs same problem i changed the thermostat, checked the heater core and its not plugged, i also took both hoses for the heater core off to see if it was pumping fluid and nither of them did,
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My 1991 with the 2.3 had this same problem. I flushed the system a couple times, removed the heater core and flushed it with a hose(no devris came out), put it back together and it works great now. I have no idea what caused the lack of heat but i am warm now. I love how easy it was to remove the heater core, 5 min!
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Make sure the coolant is not low. Also, the gauge is not a dummy, it is a real gauge. The oil pressure gauge is the dummy.shady
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Make sure the coolant is not low. Also, the gauge is not a dummy, it is a real gauge. The oil pressure gauge is the dummy.shady
+1 on the oil pressure gauge. It's next to useless.
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i was able to pass water through my clogged core with a hose, but it still did not produce any heat.
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