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Heater Problem I have a Celica 1994, *** import, just recently the heater isnt warming up as quickly as it used to, if i turn the heater off and back on again i get some hot air but then it goes cold. Any ideas?

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  • angela863 Oct 23, 2008

    The dial is normally at about 25 when the car gets warm but i put it on about 30 to warm it up. I did wonder if it was the thermostat, are they easy to fix and were are they located in the car.

  • angela863 Oct 23, 2008

    Oh right, sorry. It is a manual, the temp gauage is always in the middle, hope that helps.

  • angela863 Oct 23, 2008

    Thank you for all your help.

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Where is the temp gauge reading? If it is below half-way up, your thermostat is sticking open, and the coolant going to the heater is not at the proper temperature (192 degrees F) to make good heat. Replace the thermostat, and this will solve your situation.
Hope this helps, and thank you for choosing FixYa!

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  • Toyota Ed Oct 23, 2008

    I was inquiring about the Engine Temperature Gauge", no the heater temp 25/30.

    Please advise of the Engine Temp reading. Also, please advise if auto or manual transmission. Thanks.

  • Toyota Ed Oct 23, 2008

    Is the temp gauge ALWAYS in the middle, whilst you are driving?

    If so, replacing the thermostat is going to be a waste of money, because that is NOT your problem. As long at the temp gauge is in the middle, the car is at the right temp of coolant.

    Now, since I am now armed with the additional information that you have provided, I must change my solution from thermostat replacement to:

    "I suggest that you get your cooling system power-flushed"; by a professional service.

    There is no doubt in my mind that your heater core is partially plugged or blocked, and you are not getting sufficient hot coolant flow thru the heater core. Flushing out the cooling system will dislodge the blockage in your heater core, and restore your heating efficiency. This will cure your issue. The graciousness of a "FixYa" would be greatly appreciated, as this helps us experts on the "free" portion of FixYa.

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Replace the thermostat! its right under the wire pack the spark plug wires go to on the right side of the engine. be sure to get some RVT silicone or you'll be cursing up a storm.

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