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I was told that it is the heater core. I took the 2 hoses from under the hood and joined them. The leaking has stopped.
Like many cars, replacing the heater core in a Ford Escort is not an easy task. If your heater isn't working and you know the core is the problem, it must be replaced. However, you must disassemble the car's entire dashboard instrument panel in order to reach the housing that contains the core. This is why most Escort owners will leave this task to a professional.
DavidH25 answered 5 years ago. Otherwise the heater core may need a flush, remove both heater hoses from valve Just get some sort of fitting that is tight in ID of hose, and don't allow the outflow all over your engine, it will go in one way and exit the other hose, both ways.
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NOTE: Testing of returned heater cores reveals that a large percentage of heater cores are good and did not require installation of a new heater core. Carry out a system inspection by checking the heater system thoroughly. Installation and overtightening of non-specification clamps can cause leakage at the heater water hose connection and damage the heater core.
By Captain ObviousDecember 22, in Interior. I pressure tested it on the bench before installation and everything looked fine, so I put it in. Direct drop in cores are getting hard to find, and are expensive, so I started messing around with alternatives.
All I can say about this is beware! I have had my heater core replaced 5 times! Mechanics do NOT want to replace heater cores.