Q: My heater is not working

asked by on November 16, 2016

Jeff responded to me this morning and said that my heater motor might have a problem. The heater motor is working fine. Could you give me another suggestion?

My car has 125000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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 which blows the warm air that the heater core generates through the vent system and into the cab of the vehicle. If the blower motor is working without issue, then you will need to check the heater core to be sure it is not leaking and that there is sufficient fluid flowing through it. I would recommend having an expert technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to diagnose your heater problem.

Was this answer helpful?
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

Fuel gauge dropped dramatically and the gas tank looked like it was suctioned in because of a vacuum

Hi there, thanks for writing in your question and the details of your situation. Based off your information, I'd like to mention that the fuel fill tube has a fresh air inlet that should prevent this from happening. Either an...

Transmission slips in reverse

Hi There, If your overdrive light is blinking (like a turn signal or hazard light), it is indicating that there is a problem with your car’s transmission. It could be the shift solenoid or possibly the speed or range sensors,...

Trying to change odometer to kilometers 2005 ford escape

That sounds like a job for the scan tool. It would have to be the factory tool, a generic scanner like the ones they use at the auto parts stores won't do the trick. In many cars the miles/KM setting...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy if You're Hauling a Horse Trailer
Horse Horse owners need a vehicle with towing capacity. Depending on the size of your trailer and the weight of your horse or horses, you probably won’t be able to get away with less than a 3,000-pound towing capacity, and...
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...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Arizona in 2012
Depending Depending on where you live in Arizona, the weather is either arid or there may be periods of heavy snow – such as in the mountain areas. The vehicles that have been popular in previous years for the area,...