Apologies in advance if this is an inappropriate post or the wrong group.
As the subject states, I'm trying to find an alternative solution to
replacing the heater core in a 1989 Taurus GL.
Having replaced it myself once before a few years ago, when the cost to have
it done was around $800, was one too many times. The current cost to have it
done is around $1200 and the vehicle simply isn't worth it.
The vehicle is only needed as a short term solution for transportation. As
it stands now, without a heater or defroster, it can only be used on clear
weather days. Snow, ice, or rain, and the vehicle can't be safely driven.
You never know when you might need to clear the windshield.
I tried searching for heater core alternatives, but didn't find anything
that seemed feasible or that didn't cost a lot.
Has anyone in the group come up with a simple solution or found a comparable
product that might be of use? I've seen those ceramic 12V plug in heaters,
but I don't think that they are a viable solution.
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to
those who post a reply to the group.