Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Heater only gets hot on the passenger side 2003 Honda CRV

asked by on

My 03 CRV only heats on the passenger side. The air conditioner works fine. The thermostat and the heater control valve have been changed.

My car has 125000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello - your description suggests that ther...

Hello - your description suggests that there is a problem with one of the air duct routing doors, sometimes called "air blend" doors, in the heater. This could be caused by a failed heater door actuator or air blend door. I would recommend an inspection of the heater and heater controls by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I tune to a radio station?

It is very easy to tune your radio to an exact station. To do so, press the selector knob and turn it until it reaches the desired station.

Q: My heater is not working

Hello. As you know, there are two main components to the heater in your vehicle. One is the heater core which uses the warm coolant passing through the motor (and the heater core), and the other is the blower motor...

Q: Car alarm won't turn off. 2003 Chevy Impala

There are a few things you can try to turn off your alarm. You can put the door key in a door and unlock it and lock it three times in a row. This usually works on the drivers door,...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...