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morando6784 11-13-2012 10:08 AM

Focus running cold
I have a 02 zetec, i cant get my car to heat up. After running for an hour my needle still sits amost all the way to the left even running at 70 mph. The heat wont get warm not hot but just warm untill it is up to 2500 rpm. If i stop is blows cold again. i had a small front end wreck a few weeks ago. It bent my core support back so had to replace it. My radiator was fine but the ...i think trany cooler on the front got slightly bent but no leaks. Is the wreck the cause, or is my heater core going out.
Please any info, thoughts will help. Its in the 30s here in ks in mornings and i take my kids to the sitters in the morn so need to figure this out quick

This pic is after running in the drive way for 15min then driving for another 15min

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Indy'sexclusiveZx3 11-13-2012 11:35 AM

Neither I bet your thermostat failed and is stuck open

morando6784 11-13-2012 11:38 AM

Ive got an extra i bought a while back i never install ill try that first. Start at least exspensive and work your way up right

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2002FordFocusZX3 11-13-2012 02:10 PM

yea it sounds like the thermostat to me when i had my svt it was doing the same thing

amc49 11-14-2012 12:51 AM

Stat stuck open. Make sure the bleed hole in new one is facing straight up.

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