Sorry for the new thread but my post in an old one wasn't getting noticed.....
Hello everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted, cause my computer crapped out, but still been trying to keep up with everything.
So I came across an old thread and I'm having issues with my 97 Cougar heat as well. There is none!
This passed Sunday, I replaced the heater core because the heat went out last winter and it was leaking all over the floor. From my research, it was a pretty obvious diagnosis. Today I replaced the thermostat because it was going out as well. Still no heat. It's almost as if the AC is on. It's blowing that cold! So I've been reading the older threads and two things are mentioned that I didn't know about.
1. Bleeding the system to get rid of any air.
2. Blend door actuator.
I've never bled it before and not 100% sure I know how, although the hoses are hot. After reading this, I went out and checked it and they were definitely hot. As for the actuator, is that the white box that was removed before taking off the access door for the core? If so, I have to take dash out AGAIN?
Could there be something else causing this? Is there ways to check before I start throwing parts at her? Any input would be fantastic! I really thought the heat would be working after the core.
One additional problem that's not heat but, changing heater core, it arose. I've never removed the dash so I had a buddy help me and I followed the directions from a post on here that explained that I had to remove the steering wheel. My friend actually removed it and put it back in but ever since, there is a little slack in the steering that wasn't there before and, when driving straight, it almost feels as if someone is tugging the wheel slightly. What did he mess up and how do I check and fix it? It's always had really tight steering. Now, not so much. Thanks everyone!