I have had my car into a mechanics shop under warranty numerous times over a 3 week span. My first initial problem was that my temperature gauge went from sitting in the normal spot (half way on the gauge) to below a quarter when I turned my heat on in the car. I took it in for inspection and was told “that is normal for the temperature gauge to do that.” The following day the temperature was -20 degrees Celsius outside and it did the same thing only this time it was blowing cold air in my face. I have had 4 cars now and not one of them has had this issue therefore I do not believe this is normal to happen. I took it back in and I was right when I told them it was my thermostat. They then informed me it was stuck wide open and they replaced the thermostat. The next day I had heat blowing out of the car but my temperature gauge is still dropping down almost to the cold mark (just below 1/4)... I took the car back to the shop to which they proceeded to go over the car again to which I was told there was a blockage in the heating core. They completed a flush to remove the blockage and told me if it did not work they would replace the part. I called the following day as it did not stop my temperature gauge from dropping. They informed me the car was functioning normally and there was nothing they could do as I had heat to my car. My husband is a mechanic and has also told me this is not normal for my car to be doing this but the ford location I have been working with does not seem to want to help me with this issue. I was in a hospital for a whole day as I fell sick on Friday... I left the hospital in -15 weather. With the fan for my heat turned off it too 20 minutes to warm to 1/2 way mark on the gauge. As soon as I turned my heat on in the car the temperature gauge again began to drop to just below 1/4. This time when I arrived home I placed my hand over the top of the dash where the heat was directed to come out and I was getting very minimal heat to the point it felt cold. I am getting frustrated with the whole process and I’m trying to figure out what could be happening with my car /temperature gauge that would be causing this to still happen. I am looking for someone who is actually able to give me an idea of what could be going on with my vehicle as I need to call them back on Tuesday with a complaint.
Is there a list of things anyone can provide me that may tell me what the issue is with this car?
I already have: Thermostat. (Already replaced once) Heating core (flushed once) Temperature gauge failure....
Are there any sensors, valves, or other issues this could be caused by?
Donna Grant NS, Canada