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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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Heating problem
Common causes of no cabin heat include malfunctioning blend door(s) (part of the in-dash ventilation network), a faulty or stuck heater control valve, a plugged heater core, stuck open engine cooling thermostat, collapsed hoses, and low coolant level. The cost...
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Heating - A\c systems malfunction
The 1999 model year of the Intrepid has control system diagnostics for the manual HVAC system. Diagnostic codes that may be relevant to the problems you are describing may have been recorded and, if so, they are reported via the...
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My vehicle occasionally heats up and blows cold air out of the heater vents.
If you are getting the heater to work sometimes and other times not then it is due to the engine cooling system has air in it. You should have the cooling system purged of air and then retest system. As...
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Climate control module. Heater core
Faults in electronic or mechanical control components in the HVAC system have no effect on the heater core in the passenger cabin. The heater core itself is not a component that would looked at as a cause of engine overheating....
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Cadillac heater issue 2005 Cadillac DeVille
Hi there - I suspect your cabin heating scenario is a problem with the air blend doors in the heater unit itself. The lack of heater function typically has 5 causes: the engine is not getting up to correct temperature...
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Heated windscreen
If the broken windshield that was replaced was the original OEM Ford factory installed part and that windshield did not have the complained of "line" or obstruction, then what you are seeing is not "normal". You can check to see...
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Their is a hole in the Heater Box
If you are referring to the "heater core", which is the metal assembly under the dash that looks like a mini radiator and through which heated coolant flows, for your make and model that part costs anywhere from $75 to...
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Water hose leaking at firewall of 2012 ford focus
Typically, those are molded 5/8 inch ID rubber coolant hoses that are retained by either spring steel clamps or adjustable stainless steel worm drive clamps. Once you remove the hose, even to inspect it, it will not seal well when...
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There is a hole in the heater / ac housing how do I find out cost
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Unfortunately without knowing the make and model of your vehicle there is no way to know what kind of labor time or parts we are looking at working with. With that being said,...
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Hello my belt is heating up
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Car heats up but only blows out cold air and the temp. Goes up then back down. Radiator is full of anti freeze
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If I'm bypass the heater core will I still get heat in my car
Hello. No you will not still have heat. The heater core uses the hot coolant from your engine and radiates it into the cabin to produce the heat you feel from your vents. Also a bad heater core is a...
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overheating issue with my vehicle.
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Can the ac compressor be disconnected and noise go away
The a/c compressor cannot be permanently removed because the serpentine belt powers all accessories, including the compressor, in one "circuit". If you were to take the compressor out you won't be able to install the serpentine belt because a key...
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No heat or cool with the remote start.
Hi there. You could have the power wires with the heating and air conditioning system connected to the remote switch to allow them to come on when the vehicle is started. If the system is not allowing you to have...
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Car overheats and no heat 2004 Nissan Cube3
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.
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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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