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How To Keep Your Car From Overheating
Monitoring your coolant level, turning the A/C off in very hot weather, and regular inspections will help you avoid having an overheating car.
How to Diagnose a Broken Car Heater
A working car heater will keep you warm and defrost your car. A failing radiator, thermostat, or heater core can cause your heating system to fail.
How Long Does a Heater Blower Motor Resistor Last?
Keeping the cabin of your car warm during the frigid temperatures of winter can be a lot easier said than done. If even one of the components of the heater are...
How Long Does a Heater Bypass Tube Last?
In order for the cooling system on your vehicle to work, you will have to make sure that all of its components are repair free. The thermostat that is on your...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Heater Control Valve
Common signs include the heater not working, coolant leaking from under the engine, and no voltage across the heater control valve.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Heater Bypass Tube
If you see coolant leaking under your car or smell coolant from your car, you may need to replace the heater bypass tube.
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Heater Blower Motor Resistor
Common signs include the car's heater not working or getting stuck on a certain speed, or something getting jammed in the blower motor.
How Long Does a Heater Hose Last?
The engine of your car produces a lot of heat. Making sure that the heat that the engine produces does not affect its overall level of functionality is the job of the...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Heater Blower Motor
If your car's heater doesn't work, only works on certain speeds, or only cold air comes out, you may need to replace the heater blower motor.
How Long Does a Connector Hose Heater Control Valve Last?
The hose heater control valve opens and allows hot coolant from the engine to blow into the heater core. After the vehicle gets to the correct temperature, the thermostat...
How to Buy a Good Quality Heater Blower Motor Resistor
Vehicles that are equipped with a manual HVAC, or climate control, system utilize a blower motor resistor to control the speed of the heater blower. If you are driving a minivan or...
How to Buy a Good Quality Heater Control Valve
When your heater does not heat, it is a pretty obvious problem. What is not obvious is exactly where the problem lies. Chances are, the problem might be with a little part...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Connector Hose Heater Control Valve
If your car's AC stops being able to blow warm air and you find coolant leaks, you may need to replace the connector hose heater control valve.
How to Buy a Good Quality Heater Blower Motor
The heater blower motor is part of the air conditioner and heater controls assembly, one of the many features created to make your ride as comfortable as possible. Your heater and air...
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Heater Hoses
Common signs include coolant leaking, hoses cracking, and engine overheating.
How Long Does a Heater Blower Motor Last?
During the colder parts of the month, you will start to rely more and more on your car’s heater. With all of the different components that are in place to ensure...
How Long Does a Heat Shield Last?
The heat that is produced by the exhaust system of an engine is much higher than most people realize. With all of the vital and sensitive components that are on your engine,...
How to Flush Out Your Heater Core
If your car’s heater doesn’t seem to be working too well, it might be time to flush it out. Flushing out the tubes in the heater core will allow the coolant to...
Signs You Need a New Car Heater
Car heaters are a key car part for those living in cooler climates. A common sign your car heater isn't working is when air doesn't heat up quickly.

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i dont know the size of the heater core is it 5/8 or a 2 inch
The 5/8 inch dimension versus the 2 inch dimension simply refers to the "thickness" of the core body. If you have your core out, or can wait to access it, just simply look and see if the core is very...
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Have no heat, I've took the thermostat out still no heat. Flushed the radiator couple times. Doesn't seem to be flowing n radiator
The complete cooling system should be drained and fresh clean water put in with a good quality radiator flush put in. Run the engine for at least 30 minutes at 1000 rpms with the heater in the on position but...
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My car trys to run hot and it leaks anitfrez and my heat don't blow out hot
You will need to identify where the coolant leak is. The water pump or heater core may be leaking causing the cooling system to get low on coolant causing the heater to stop working since no coolant is in heater...
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Heat not blowing as hot as it should be.
A clogged heater core is a possibility. The other possibilities that should be considered are a faulty heater control valve, malfunctioning blend door(s) in the in-dash ventilation network, collapsed hoses, inadequate coolant, and trapped air in the cooling system. If...
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No heat. I've replaced waterpump, thermostat, heater control valve, heater core, auxilliary water pump 1998 Cadillac Catera
Hi there - the lack of heater function could have 5 causes: the engine is not getting up to correct temperature (center of the gauge) due to a malfunctioning thermostat, the heater control valve is not letting hot coolant into...
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If i upgrade my car's thermostat to a better brand/higher quality will that make my heater blower hotter air?
Hi there. You can change your thermostat to the cold weather thermostat if your vehicle is equipped with the stock or warm weather thermostat. For your vehicle, there is a thermostat for the temperature rating of 180 degrees fahrenheit for...
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frozen interior windshield and no heat? Heater Core problem maybe? 2003 Ford Taurus
Hello - the lack of heater function could have 5 causes: the engine is not getting up to correct temperature (center of the gauge) due to a malfunctioning thermostat, the heater control valve is not letting hot coolant into the...
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Would radiator flush clean out the heatercor
The heater core may get a little cleaned if you use a flush and hold the rpms at about 1000 for 5 minutes with the heat on. If the heater core is completely clogged then you may not get any...
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Heater air is blowing out cold on the passenger side of the vehicle when the heater is on, warm on driver side 2011 Dodge Journey
Hello - your "no heat" problem sounds like an ambient air temperature sensor on the passenger side with problems, or a malfunctioning air blend door inside the heater air box. I would recommend a heater inspection by a mobile, professional...
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Heater and transmission fluid
The cabin heating system and the automatic transmission have no connection. Faults in one do not affect the other. The transmission fluid leak is possibly in the tubing and/or rubber hoses through which transmission fluid flows to the radiator and...
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Heater blowing cool air 2014 Jeep Wrangler
Hi there - this sounds like a heater blend door problem - only routing warm air to the passenger side of the cabin. I would recommend a heating system inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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No Heat
Hello There, You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that...
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think heater relay is gone checked today lost heat yesterday but dont know what it looks like the plug is melted also this small p
Hello, thank you for writing in. The main component related to the heating system that is located near the dash board is the heater core. If this relay or part of the circuitry that you have found damaged is part...
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I have a 2008 scion xb, the heater started to blow cool air, the vsc light came on, and the car ran hot. It can drive. What could
Hi there. Check the coolant and see if it's low. If the coolant is low, then top off the coolant and check around to locate a coolant leak. If there is no leaks, then the coolant may have blown out...
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Ac vents not blowing
If your system is vacuum operated you should see hard plastic black colored lines and there should be a visible line through the firewall. If no such lines are visible, your system is electronically controlled. If vacuum operated, you can...
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I have no heat.
If a coolant hose is disconnected you can't run the engine to determine whether coolant flowed or will flow. Often, after a cooling system is drained, if there is no heat, what has happened is air has gotten trapped in...
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How do I replace the air flow control door within the vents?
Hi...the absolute best, instruction by instruction, illustrated tutorial is in the GM Factory Shop Manual for the 1996 Jimmy and I checked quickly on Ebay and they are readily available. Due to the amount of detail, and inability to post...
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Is my blower motor broken?
If you switch the blower "on" and there is voltage at the terminal under the dash that supplies power to the motor (you would be probing the wiring harness with a voltmeter), then the blower motor is probably dead. Some...
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Why does my heater only blow warm and not hot on my 2000 Dodge Stratus
Hello. It does take some time for the coolant to get hot enough to blow hot inside of the vehicle. I usually start by checking the coolant level. Low coolant will cause this. If the coolant level is fine then...
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Heat does not work, what are possible causes?
Hi There, This may be due to a clogged heater core. As you may know, the heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...

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