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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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Hi there - your symptoms may describe more than one problem. A weak water pump could cause inadequate water circulation that is causing both overheating, and poor heater function. The engine overheat, but not heat until you rev the engine...
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My heater is blowing cold air.
If the engine temperature is not abnormally low, then a stuck open thermostat is not likely to be the cause of inadequate cabin heat. Common causes of no cabin heat include malfunctioning blend door(s) (part of the in-dash ventilation network),...
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Air conditioning and heater will turn on sometimes.
Check the wiring from the motor switch to the a/c and heating selection. Either the wiring is loose and is moving around causing the system to not operate properly or the switch has failed. If you need further assistance with...
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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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What is the solution Ac off due to High engine Temp 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
Hello - first task is to check for problem codes. Most auto parts stores will do this for you for free on a time-available basis. Your symptoms suggest a failed thermostat - not closing and allow the engine to come...
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Heater making loud rumbling noise when on high 1996 Saturn SL2
Hi there - I believe the heater fan motor bearings are shot, and that's the noise you hear - increasing noise level as fan speed goes up. These bearings are generally not serviceable, and the fan motor should be replaced....
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Heater/AC switch not working or lighting up.
Hi there. The switch cluster could have failed causing the system to not function properly. If the fuses on the inside cab panel are all in working condition, then the switch cluster mother board has shorted out and the switch...
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A/c not heating
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I just bought a 2006 Chrysler pacifica seems to have wiring issue and miles tripped over 100,000 miles.
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Heat turns cold after I drive for awhile. Got the water pump changed and the thermostat. Still having issues
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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
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2004 Toyota Highlander @147000 miles. Just had bolt problem on engine. Got it back after 1400 and now my heater is not working correctly.
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Bmw 325xi 2004. There is no heat and the car overheats.
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My car overheats and I have no heat - 2004 impala.
Hi there. Check the radiator and see if its plugged up. A plugged radiator will stop the flow of the coolant to and from the engine and cause the engine to overheat. If the radiator is working fine by having...

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