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Where are the climate control sensors located?
Hi there. Check the heater control valve in the engine compartment that is in line with the heater hoses and the engine. If the valve is sticking or shutting off, then the heater will not produce enough heat for the...
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Not heating very good
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are two separate issues at hand here. The first is the leak. Check the level of coolant in your radiator (when you open the cap it should be full), and in the reservoir....
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I'm not sure what's wrong or what I need to fix.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise may be coming from several components. If the blower motor is failing, the amount of air blowing would likely change. Due to the fact the blower seems to be working consistently, the...
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Problem with cabin vents in Nissan Qashqai 2013 1.5Dci (Dual climate control)
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The climate control utilizes a duct system and blend doors to control the temperature of air entering the cabin. If these blend doors are not mixing the correct air supply than the air entering...
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How to remove the climate control switch assembly?
Hi there. The switch cluster is located within the dash in a combination with the radio. The surrounding plastic case that holds the switch in place is held in by plastic tabs. Gently pop out the plastic tabs from the...
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Can ac clutch be replaced
Hello, thank you for writing in. The A/C clutch can absolutely be replaced. With the symptoms you are having, you should replace the entire compressor with the clutch as an assembly. Most parts stores and online parts departments are going...
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2000 Ford Explorer. Check engine light is on. Issues with the heat. Replaced fan blower. Now no air coming out of vents or defrost
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, without knowing what engine code has triggered it is difficult to say what the issues may be or if they are related. Bank 2 refers to one side of the engine, and there...
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No matter what setting the AC is on it'll only blow out if the defrost vents . I have changed the fuses thinking they may have bee
Hello, thank you for writing in. The climate control utilizes something called "blend doors" to control where the air is being sent through the ducts. These blend doors are controlled by servomotors that open and shut them. Something has likely...
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I have 2006 Nissan Sentra and get only hot air blowing I was possible told may need to change the a/c control unit on the dash, I
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may have several issues wrong with it. The switch may the the issue. There are several ways you can test this, but you will need access to the wiring connected to its...
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Climate control off by 8 degrees
Hello Dennis, thank you for writing in. The automatic climate control uses a cabin temperature sensor, blend doors, and engine temperature sensors to regulate the air coming into the cabin. There may be an issue with any of these components,...
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The heater control panel don't work and the radio don't work everything else on the dash lights up all the fuses are good
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power supply needs to run to that area of the dashboard before it is divided up between the different components. Considering that two components are both having a loss of power at the...
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how do you fix the problem of a/c off due to high engine temp. my fluids are all fine, I'vie check and replaced the sensor at the
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There is very likely a TSB (technician service bulletin) out for your ECU due to a fault with the manufacture's equipment. To resolve this issue you should start by taking it to your...
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Only cold air come out of heater
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having issues with the water pump. If you have replaced the thermostat and the heater core, you likely have a clear path for the warm coolant to flow through...
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Lost temperature control on hvac
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Without knowing the make and model of your vehicle, it is difficult to determine what kind of electrical components we are working with. In general, when the battery is disconnected it can mess...
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Heater controls not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are multiple fuse boxes associated with the vehicle, and you may also need to check the interior fuse box. Fuse number 13 according to my records is for the rear climate control, and...
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no heat coming out of heater
Hello, thank you for writing in. Check the radiator hoses as well, and make sure both are warm if not hot. If the engine itself is running too cold, by the time the coolant gets to the heater core it...
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the air blower to select where the air is blowing isnt working the only thing till do is blow on the dash.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be one of several things happening. There are "blend doors" located in the duct work that control where the air flows. If the servo-motors that control these doors fail, or the switch...
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Whenever I turn on the climate control system, I hear a high pitched whine
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your symptoms appear at first to be an issue with the blower motor. It is used to control the fan speed regardless of temperature. It is also located near where you report hearing the...
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whining noise front of engine, EVAP and temperature control
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first two symptoms may be related. Finding a leak in the EVAP system will take some time and focus. If the noise goes away after fixing the leak, then we know we can...
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Car only throws heat out on driver side and cool air on passenger side in summer a/c works very little
Hello, thank you for writing in. The air temperature coming through the vents has more to do with where the air is coming from. If the heater is running it will be passed along the heater core and pushed into...

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