I just changed the thermostat in my wifes Windstar (guage wouldn't go into the
operating range) and now when the engine is warn I can't get any heat out of
the vents (when the switch is in the heat/defrost side). The air coming from
the vents feels cold, as if the AC was running. I opened the hood and the AC
hoses had condensation like the the AC was had been running. I know I put the
thermostat in correctly, but how/why is the AC on? Any help will be greatly
Thanks in advance,
Place the heater controls on max heat, then run the engine untill it is hot,
you probley have air in the heater. Also check your coolant level, make
sure to check it in the raaditor and just in the overflow bottle.
I'd check to see if the AC clutch on the compressor is stuck on. 2
years ago this happened to an Aerostar I had. The clutch wasn't
disengaging and as a result the AC was constantly on. Check the
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I'd be more suspicious of an air lock in the system. I always keep the
radiator cap off until the thermostat opens because there is inevitably an air
bubble that comes through. I found this on all my Fords since 1980!
I suspect that it is the thermostat.
In my car and many others, when the defroster is on, the air conditioning
comes on above 50 F, so that it dries the air, so that you can dry the
windshield. However, this does not mean that the compressor clutch is not
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think it may have been a air bubble stuck
somewhere in the system. After filling the radiator I ran it withe the cap
off..but the fluid started or poor out of the neck, so I put the cap on. A few
hours later I found the overflow tank was completely empty and the radiator
needed more fluid.
Again, Thanks for all the help.
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