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    Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    does anybody know what this part thats circled inred is i got a 98 ford explorer xlt v6 4.0
    the part at the corner of it leaks radiator fluid only when the defrost is on



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    Looks to be a vaccum controlled valve for the heater core.



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    ummm i'll go look it up it leaks right were it meats that hose to the left of it and the rubber is all bubbly like it over heated think that could be why my ac doesnt work?



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    i believe that is what controls how much coolant goes into the heater core...when you move the "hot/cold" mixer control, this is what it activates.



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    Quote Originally Posted by DB-Audio View Post
    ummm i'll go look it up it leaks right were it meats that hose to the left of it and the rubber is all bubbly like it over heated think that could be why my ac doesnt work?
    Its possible. I would expect it to be more of a weak AC system though. Have you tried getting your AC recharged?

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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    Quote Originally Posted by DB-Audio View Post
    ummm i'll go look it up it leaks right were it meats that hose to the left of it and the rubber is all bubbly like it over heated think that could be why my ac doesnt work?
    the only reason a heater control valve would make ac not work is if it was open all the time letting hot water into the core. to see if your ac works or not, you need to start the car, turn on the ac and watch the compressor to see if the clutch engages. if it does, then the only thing preventing refrigerant from getting to the interior would be a plugged orifice tube.



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    i already took it to auto zone and they said find the real name and then bring it back and we will see if we have it



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    Quote Originally Posted by DB-Audio View Post
    i already took it to auto zone and they said find the real name and then bring it back and we will see if we have it
    lmao, they are so helpful. Ill see if i can find the name of it for ya...



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    Quote Originally Posted by plugitin View Post
    lmao, they are so helpful. Ill see if i can find the name of it for ya...
    i know right thanks for looking though



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    Slam them in the hood while repeating "NOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT ITS CALLED???"

    Either you'll catch a charge or get some help.



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    see if thhere is a pn on it, should should start with a F



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    i'll go check in a sec



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    The seal inside the heater vac. control valve is bad. Also could be why your a/c isnt working. Turn the truck on and a/c on and let it idle, see if the output of the air changes from colder to hot without turning the heat on, thatll tell you.



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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    looks like it to me...do a physical side by side to make sure though when you get it
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    Re: Leaking radiator fluid when defrost is on.... help?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrChronic View Post
    The seal inside the heater vac. control valve is bad. Also could be why your a/c isnt working. Turn the truck on and a/c on and let it idle, see if the output of the air changes from colder to hot without turning the heat on, thatll tell you.
    there is no cold air at all never has been after about a month of owning the truck



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