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No dashboard heat output

Heater has hot air flow when in the defrost and floor position. No hot air output in the dash position, although cool air does flow out the dash vents. When in the combined dash / floor position, hot air flows out the floor vent and cool air out the dash vents.

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  • dougehart Oct 26, 2008

    Yes... I have a 92 festiva and have the same dash problem. I Have looked at all the monkey motion items under the dash but couldnt find anything obvious.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    had radio replaced then blower motor wont work along with temp control air positioning defrost vent floor ac push button wont light up sun roof wont work

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    2009 f450 the heater flaps do not move to any different positions

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    air only goes to defrost not panel or floor

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The climate control was poorly designed on these cars.

There is only heat on the floor and defrost settings, due to the layout of the ductwork.

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Dose not blow hot air


Start with the coolant level in the radiator.
Although the car may not ever run hot, the heater is higher than the water pump, and any air caught in the cooling system can cause the heater to stop working.
Your cooling system should be full of coolant.
Next, the thermostat of the engine could be stuck in the open position, which will not allow the heater to put out warm air.
If you car has a dash gauge that reads the engine temperature (I do not think it does), you can tell if the thermostat is stuck open by the fact the gauge stays cold, or nearly cold, all the time.
Finally, the valve under the hood that opens or closes to allow the hot coolant to flow from the engine to the heater may not be opening and closing properly. Most of these valves are vacuum controlled from the dashboard controls.
God bless your efforts.

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Defrost has been stronger on all types. Just the way plenums are made. Clear that wind shield first. As long as you have plenty of heat to keep the cabin area warm to hot, it's OK. I wouldn't woory about it.

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2003 mercury sable heater blows hot air out dash but when transfered to floor or defroster it blows out cold air tryed flushing system but didnt help ...any advice Confused


Not in the coolant system, you flushed

It is a failed HVAC Blend Door Motor, under the dash

The fact you have heat or A/C, but not in all 5 positions
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Air regulator valve on dash for heat and AC stuck in on position. Ram 2500, 2004.


The most common problem is a stuck or faulty blend door under the dash.

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I put a brand new heater core, radiator, water pump an thermastat but it still takes forever to blow heat out an then it doesn't get that hot.. what's the problem? my vehicle is a 1995 jeep wrangler 2.5 4...


Could be the heater bypass valve is stuck or the heater core is blocked.
I'd check the heater core first.You may have trapped air in the cooling system or the heater core may be partially plugged up. Engine coolant is delivered to the heater core through two heater hoses. With the engine idling at normal operating temperature, set the temperature control knob in the full hot position, the mode control switch knob in the floor heat position, and the blower motor switch knob in the highest speed position. Using a test thermometer, check the temperature of the air being discharged at the HVAC housing floor outlets.
Temperature Reference
Ambient Air Temperature 15.5° C (60° F) 21.1° C (70° F) 26.6° C (80° F) 32.2° C (90° F)
Minimum Air Temperature at Floor Outlet 52.2° C (126° F) 56.1° C (133° F) 59.4° C (139° F) 62.2° C (144° F)
If the floor outlet air temperature is too low, Both of the heater hoses should be hot to the touch. The coolant return heater hose should be slightly cooler than the coolant supply heater hose. If the return hose is much cooler than the supply hose, locate and repair the engine coolant flow obstruction in the cooling system.
OBSTRUCTED COOLANT FLOW
Possible locations or causes of obstructed coolant flow: Pinched or kinked heater hoses. Improper heater hose routing. Plugged heater hoses or supply and return ports at the cooling system connections. A plugged heater core. If proper coolant flow through the cooling system is verified, and heater outlet air temperature is still low, a mechanical problem may exist.
MECHANICAL PROBLEMS
Possible locations or causes of insufficient heat: An obstructed cowl air intake. Obstructed heater system outlets. A blend door not functioning properly.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
If the heater outlet air temperature cannot be adjusted with the temperature control knob on the A/C Heater control panel, the following could require service: The A/C Heater control. The blend door actuator.
The blend door. Improper engine coolant temperature

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There is a blend door problem.

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prev.gif next.gif HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING Refer to Section 1 for discharging and charging of the air conditioning system. The heating system provides heating, ventilation and defrosting for the windshield and side windows. The heater core is a heat exchanger supplied with coolant from the engine cooling system. Temperature is controlled by the temperature valve which moves an air door that directs air flow through the heater core for more heat or bypasses the heater core for less heat. Vacuum actuators control the mode doors which direct air flow to the outlet ducts. The mode selector on the control panel directs engine vacuum to the actuators. The position of the mode doors determines whether air flows from the floor, panel, defrost or panel and defrost ducts (bi-level mode).

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Not enough heat comeing out . not looseing antifreeze, not leaking on floor boards , not blowing on windshield , blows warm air on low but when on high blows cold air , have new thermostat and water pump


Check that the hoses running from the cooling system to the dashboard / firewall are not bent / creased in a position to impair the flow of hot water into the heater core in the dashboard. Disconnect these hoses at both ends, and inspect for mineral deposits, or rust, that might be blocking water passage too.

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I have a mercury mountaineer 2003 V6. It has a problem of making sound repeated when I want to have heat turned on. No sound when the dashboard A.C/Heat stays at AC level, which is the zero? level. The...


When the engine is cold,check the coolant level.

Make sure it's on max.

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A coolant system should be flush every two years.

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If you did a coolant flush recently then air pocket can be the cause of the un-even heating problem.

The DIY method is to drive you car onto a ramp or a steep hill.

Iet the engine cool off and top off the coolant tank.

Set MAX heat + MAX fan

Let the engine ran for 20 minutes wih the cap off and the trap air will escape from the coolant reserve tank,

Check coolant level and top off coolant when the engine cools down.



A shop will charge $75+ for this but using an air operated excavate tool!

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A car with over 90K miles may experience linkage problem to the heater control valve.

The heater control valve (near the firewall) may be stick over time.

Open the hood and move the heater to max and min. Back and forth.

Clean and lube the linkage with WD-40 to free the heater control valve.

If it's a vacuum type heater control valve then cash for leaky vac. hoses.


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Move the fan switch back and forth to re-new the electrical conductors.

Pass a vacuum over the control panel to prevent dust build up behind the console.

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I have the same problem with my windstar blower is fine but is coming cold air but no heat i dont know what to do can any one show me how to fix it thnx


First, feel the heater hoses going into the firewall under the hood. If they are hot, then you have hot engine coolant going into the heater core. If they are not hot, then you either have a bad thermostat or you are very low on engine coolant.

Next you need air flowing through the heater core so it can come out heated through your vents. If the iar is flowing somewhere else, your temp blend door is not moving because the bend door motor is bad or your temp knob on your heater controls is bad. The blend door motor is an electric motor.

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Air Flow Control
Air flow control is accomplished in the following manner:
  • Primary control is through the function selector knob , mounted on the heater function selector switch, which is part of the heater control .
  • The function selector knob has the following positions: OFF, PANEL, PANEL/FLOOR, FLOOR, FLOOR/DEFROST and DEFROST.
  • The heater function selector switch combines a vacuum selector valve with an internal electrical switch.
  • The vacuum selector valve directs source vacuum to various vacuum control motors (18A318) . Refer to the System Airflow Schematic and Vacuum Control Charts.
  • An internal single-pole electrical switch is also controlled by the selector. The switch controls the electrical supply to the heater blower motor switch (18578) .
  • The position of the function selector knob determines the manner in which the system will operate.
  • Each position of the function selector knob is detented for positive engagement.
Temperature Control
The temperature control operates in the following manner:
  • Temperature control of the heater system is determined by the position of the temperature control knob (between COOL-BLUE and WARM-RED) of the heater control .
  • This control knob is connected to a potentiometer mounted in the heater control . This potentiometer is electrically connected to the electric blend door actuator that operates the A/C air temperature control door.


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  • Movement of the control knob from COOL (Blue) to WARM (Red) causes a corresponding movement on the air temperature control door and determines the temperature that the system will maintain.
System uses a reheat method to provide conditioned air to the passenger compartment.
  • All airflow from the blower motor (18527) passes through the A/C evaporator housing .
  • Temperature is then regulated by reheating a portion of the air and blending it with the remaining cool air to the desired temperature.
  • Temperature blending is varied by the air temperature control door, which regulates the amount of air that flows through and/or around the heater core (18476) , where it is then mixed and distributed.
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Heat wont blow through heater or defroster vents


common problem, check under dash by the gas pedal if control arms are muving went selecting from ac to heat cuz this it is the control for the vents to go from ac to heat and to defrost.

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