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water diverter (heater control valve) question


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12-04-04, 11:23 AM   #1  
water diverter (heater control valve) question

Hi - Can someone explain if it's necessary to keep this thing on my ford ranger? Is the point to help the engine warm up more quickly? I'm curious, because I really dislike plastic parts like that in an important area, in terms of leaking. (mine is leaking...)

I'd like to just bypass the whole unit.

 
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12-04-04, 02:20 PM   #2  
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Heater control valve

It controls the coolant to your heater core. If you don't want to control your heat you can bypass.

 
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12-04-04, 06:11 PM   #3  
No, I guess I'll use it! Thanks

 
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12-05-04, 05:36 AM   #4  
Do you have an auto position for your fan?Are there vacuum hoses and a wiring connection going to the valve?If so it's not a heater water valve it would be for controlling the auto fan operation.

 
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12-05-04, 08:50 AM   #5  
Hi Davo - It does have a vacuum hose (but no wiring) going to it, but it is inserted in-line with the hoses going to the heater. There is a little throttle type valve that the vacuum controls, controlling how much water goes to the heater core.

I don't really know if I have an "auto position for the fan". I'm not sure which fan you mean, or how I could tell.

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12-05-04, 11:45 AM   #6  
If it's not auto fan/ac heat you need to keep the part for the a/c heater to work properly.

 
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