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bad day need help

Well on my way home from work i saw the temp needle shoot up so i immediately kill it and turn off. I find a hose neck broken on this thing below. i need to know the name of that part and about how much im looking at paying. Also i noticed on the way home that when taking a turn around 15 mph the steering wheel shakes really bad. Any ideas on the steering, i investigated when i got home but didnt find anything noticeable? thnx


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the shaking might be unbalanced tires take that part to the auto parts store they might be able to find it
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i just had them balenced the day before christmas. I had them realigned last week and havent hit any mud since.

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i had air in my power steering once and the whole truck felt like it was gonna fall apart, how big of a shake? alot, alittle?
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idk the steering wheel just shekes a lot side to side.
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anyone know what that part is??
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It probably wouldnt hurt to pick up one of those Haynes repair books for your truck, in case no one knows or future incidents
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i have one. but thanks anyways. i've read through it looking and looking for almost an hour with no luck.
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i believe that i have figured it out. It's a heater control valve. That sounds right, and i googled it and clicked images and it showed some that look like mine.
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That part is your heater valve, it's made of plastic, gets very brittle (as you found out) with age
I just changed out all the coolant hoses on my '00, changed this valve too, although nothing was wrong with the old one....yet
Go to the Motorcraft site and look it up, yours is exactly the same as what I got
Any reputable parts store should stock it
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