Questions tagged [heater]

An assembly to generate heat inside the cab of a vehicle, frequently taking hot air off the engine block and sending it into the driver's compartment.

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2008 Chevy Equinox: no heat in idle

My 2008 Equinox had not been getting heat in idle, but heat would come on when driving. There was also a strong coolant smell when heat was on. Recently, I was getting overheating messages on the dash,...
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Mysterious honda civic 2002 overheating some time

Okay, so lets start here. First my car started overheating. We changed the thermostat but it keeps on over heating. Let me explain my problem. I am driving on highways my heaters work perfectly ...
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2007 Subaru Outback - Split AC/Heat passenger side not responsive

As stated I have a 2007 Subaru Outback, with the LL Bean package; no LED screen yet on this one. The AC/Heat has split controls, one for the passenger side and one for the driver. I've always kept ...
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my heat doesn't work iin my 98 Honda civic

My heat doesn't work in my 98 Honda civic. I just had the radiator and the fan motor replaced. I haven't had a chance to test it will this fix the problem?
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2006 Pontiac Vibe Heating problems - Toyota engine

To start, I had my mechanic disconnect the compressor for my A/C about 6 months ago. He said my car would be fine without it. Now, with that being said, my heat suddenly stopped working properly. ...
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2006 Jeep Commander - heater is only blowing hot air

My 2006 Jeep Commander continues to blow hot air even when the switch is turned completely off. Has anyone had this problem before? Problem description from OPs 'answer' below: "If I turn the fan ...
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Why may heating gradually stop after some time driving (and doesn't work in passenger side at all)?

This is a somewhat strange problem. Heating (in driver side) seems to work normal - after somewhere between 15-25 mins. driving or so, it gradually stops working. The warming in passenger side doesn't ...
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Why does air always blow out of the dash vents?

This is something that occurs on every vehicle I've driven in the last 15 years, so it's obviously not a malfunction but a design choice. When you turn the selector to blow either on the floor or ...
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foreign object in windshield vent -dangerous?

I have a 2016 Renault Captur. My daughter dropped a small plastic toy (about an inch high) in the windshield vent (the one above the dashboard) and I'm unable to fish it out. How likely is this to ...
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Heater will blow warm air then go to cold

I have an 01 Ford f150 with the 5.4 Triton, my heater has worked good untill a few days ago, at operating temp the heater will blow hot air but if I change it from defrost to anything eles or turn it ...
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2003 Nissan Altima's heat is only lukewarm

My '03 Nissan Altima blows plenty of heat when the weather is warm. Now that we are into cold weather, it blows only lukewarm air when I have the heat on. The coolant level is okay. I had the ...
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No heat, but fan and heater core are working

I have no cabin heat in my 1996 Volvo 850 even though the blower and heater core appear to be working. I have the air mix turned off, so no outside air should be coming in. Nevertheless, the system ...
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Heating issue on vehicle 2005 buick terraza

why does my vehicle only heats up while driving long distance but parked cool air comes and no overheating ,front heater cool but back heater is hot?
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Can you “warm up” an electric car in icy weather?

I'm in New England, and the latest snow/sleet/ice storm just left four inches. I did what I usually do with my two conventional gas cars: start them, move them to the street, clean off most of the ...
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Poor heat inside of car and loosing coolant from reservoir and radiator

2008 Subaru forester. I have to add coolant to reservoir every 50 miles or so. I get very little heat from inside the cars vents. I don't have any oil loss or any water in the oil. I have not been ...
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Should I use the heater while warming up my car?

I know that you should drive off immediately to warm up your car as your entire car will warm up faster this way. However, the common practice to defrost the inside of your windshield is to blast the ...
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How to remove the rear heater on an Econoline

So I'm currently in the process of gutting a 2005 E350 (a former wheelchair van with a raised roof) to turn it into a camper van. As part of this process, I went about removing the back heater. In ...
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Toyota matrix heat/hvac heater blend door actuator

I have a toyota matrix 2005 xrs its blows full heat on the drivers side but cold on the passengers side sometimes just alittle heat will come on the passenger side thats when i drive for a bit also ...
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2008 Honda CRV can't change ventilation mode

Heater works great and A/C works great when I turn the hot or cold knob. Once I change blow mode to window defrost it stays there for several days even if I change the settings to other blow mode ...
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1997 ford f150 heater not working properly

I have a 1997 ford f150. New water pump, new thermostat 195°, heater core has been flushed out. Problem is the heat will blow warm for few mins then blow cold air for few mins. What else should we do? ...
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02 Nissan sentra 1.8 heater not working right?

I have a 02 Nissan sentra 1.8 heater is very weak even after it warms up I have cool heat not hot gauge always stays right in middle never over heats top radiator hose is hot and bottom hose cold same ...
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No heat when idle

I have a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. I had the heater core replaced recently and now I don't have heat on the right front passenger side. I have flush the line both front and back and ensured the ...
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Just had engine rebuilt, since that i had to replace fuel pump, now heater is blowing and no hot air. Could this be due to the rebuild done?

i just had an engine rebuild and since have had several minor but potentially expensive issues. Can a heater be affected by an engine rebuild? I picked it up 3 weeks ago and was informed that if my ...
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How long will it take for my heat to work after refilling antifreeze?

Two days ago the heat in our 2011 Jeep Liberty was working fine. Yesterday my wife said the heat wasn't working, it was blowing air but it wasn't warm. I looked online and it was suggested that the ...
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No heat on high blower - 2006 Silverado

I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500, 5.3l, and I'm having issues with my heat. With blower off at idle, hot air comes out of whatever vent or defroster I select. If I drive, the hot level goes down a ...
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2006 Hyundai Tucson no heat

I have a 2006 Hyundai Tucson v6 and the heat stopped working. It blows out fine but only cold air. I've checked the coolant level which is fine and all fuses that relate to the heat and ac.
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Keeping windshield ice-free without heater

What options are there to keep the windshield more or less ice-free during extreme cold (-30 degrees) without using the heater of the car? We are currently on a road trip through the Baltic states ...
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Condensation on windows

I'll just start with you're going to feel like this is a vague question 2002 ford explorer xlt 6cyl 4.0 sohc I made a joke to my co-worker about my suv being 2 faced. It had condensation on the ...
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checking head gasket?

I have seen people turn on the heat inside the car before buying probably checking the head gasket or over heating of the engine? And some people press the coolant hose to check it. Can someone ...
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Peugeot 308 (2010).with heater problems. Only warm air from vents & foot well. Coolant leaking too but engine NOT over heating. No visible leaks

Car heater works but only blows warm-ish air on small vents and footwell blowers. Windscreen vents not blowing warm air like other vents and temp seems to drop or not even be there on windscreen vents....
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Heating issues with Explorer

I seem to be having a heating issue with my 02 ford explorer 2WD 4.0 Gas 6 cylinder I've taken care of my 02 ford explorer since 2004, I've never had any problems with it, I took care of it and it ...
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2006 Subaru Forrester overheating and no heat

My 2006 Subaru Forester is overheating with no heat blowing through the vents. I have had a thermostat put in and a new heater core. Radiator has been pressure tested with no leaks. Unfortunately it ...
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Does using heat in the car SAVE gas?

Its well known that using heat in a car is almost free (see for example here). It is also known that using the heat can reduce the engine temperature which otherwise needs to rely on water cooling. ...
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2012 chevy equinox blows hot air even shut off

We have a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. We cant turn off the interior heat even when we turn the temp all the way down. Even when we turn off the heater it keeps blowing hot air. What could be the ...
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1991 F-250 vent always blows hot air

tl;dr;? see bold text I recently inherited an old 1991 Ford F-250. It seems to run well, only has 80,000 miles, but it has two main issues (I'll post a separate question about the other one). The ...
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2010 Dodge Caravan

When 2001 Dodge Dakota heater wouldn't work at all speeds I changed the blower motor resistor and all was well. Tried the same thing when 2010 Dodge Caravan heater was doing the same thing and it didn'...
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2000 VW Golf heater won't blow hot air

My 2000 2.0L Golf GLS won't blow hot air at operating temperature, the air is only lukewarm at best. This started a few months ago inexplicably. The car isn't overheating or underheating, it reaches ...
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Engine is warm but interior blows cold air until Throttle is engaged? Blows hot till next cold start

We have a 2003 Toyota 4Runner with the V8. The temperature here has been below -20c many times so far this year. About a week ago my wife noticed that her 4runner is not warm inside when using her ...
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What is more economic to run? Pre-heater or the engine itself?

I am currently sitting far up in nothern Norway and I am early for an appointment. So I figured I'd wait in the car for the time to pass. But since it's currently -15°C outside: I need to have ...
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Failed heater core DIY alternative hack

The problem: My friend's car has a non-functioning passenger side door, and in August, the heater core started leaking into the cabin. So I bypassed the core so the car could remain in use. Of course ...
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2005 Montana heater blowing warm air only

My Pontiac Montana is blowing warm air with the heater turned on. I was receiving a code (not sure what the number was but the message referred the engine was running cooler than it was supposed to). ...
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Hot air only flows to vents, not to defrost?

I have a 1995 VW Jetta GL, 2.0 engine, 5 speed, a/c. My heater won't switch between defrost, floor heat or vents. It's stuck on the vents and I can't seem to find out why. I have torn apart the ...
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99 Envoy no heat from heater

I have a 99 GMC Envoy and the heater is not working. One heater hose is hot the other is cold? Is there a valve on this model?
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Should car heater be working when engine is on but I am not driving?

I recently had my car engine, radiator and thermostat replaced as previous engine overheated due to a radiator leak. It seems to be working fine now however the heat isn't coming on when the engine ...
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Car heater taking too long to come on if at all?

My car heater is taking a long time to come on if at all. Anyone know what can be causing this? Just to note that I recently changed my engine because the previous engine overheated and the water ...
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Is there a type of car heater that starts immediately?

I've noticed that most cars have a heater that takes a few minutes to start after the car has been started, presumably because it derives its heat from the engine which hasn't heater up yet. Are ...
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Heater cycles between hot and cold, overheating

I have a 2001 Buick Century, my heater cycles between blowing hot and cold air. I have recently flushed my radiator as well as replaced the coolant. My temperature gauge rises to a point that the ...
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2000 Regal only puts out warm air

2000 Buick Regal heater only blows warm air with temp set set on 90. AC works fine and automatic controller sends air to all selected discharge points, just doesn't get hot like it should. Both hoses ...
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Car heater not working [closed]

My Hyundai Verna/Accent heater is not working. The fan works but it's not blowing any hot air, only cold air. Any ideas to what might be causing this, if so what parts will need to be replaced/...
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Are there any cars where the blower motor is controlled by switched mode power supply?

I have seen many questions here related to blower motor resistors. That sounds like a really old-fashioned kind of technology. This made me wonder whether there are any cars that would use a switched ...