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Heater prb 2004 sebring

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I have a 2004 sebring conv. (Touring). I am disabled and live in colorado.
My heater doesn't kick in until I've been driving it for about 30 minutes.
I've topped the fluids..the temp. guage reads normally..fan works..and all vents work. Any Idea's? Is there a sensor of some kind?
Much thanks for any advice.

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  • kevandteresa Oct 26, 2008

    I have the same issue with my car. In the cold weather if I go to start my car to allow it to warm up, it will still only blow cold air until the car actually is in motion. And for a while after that yet, it will only blow warm air while I am at a faster rate of speed, when I slow down or idle, the air becomes cool again. It seems like it is a circulation problem or something as the vehicle has to have so much air to push/circulate the warm. I have had the thermostat checked, and it was mostly just checked to see that it worked, not necessarily what temp it is. Any other things I should check??

  • soensc Nov 02, 2008

    TY all for the suggestions. I think solution #2 is the answer. The thems. are all the same. My problem (kevandteresa) was an air bubble in the system. Back-flush and fill coolant levels tlo the MAX and kepp them there. You may have a slow leak in that top hose that, instead of going directly to you're themostat housing, there is a resivoir in between that (at least I ) could see moisture around. It is a real pain to change out and only 1 place in Denver to get one! Just flush and fill and keep 'em full!

    GL

    soensc

  • atomicbeauty Nov 10, 2008

    ***I actually have a 2001 Sebring LXI but this is the only forum i found with recent activity. :D The heater problems described are exactly the same as what I'm having. I thought it was due to my alternator being bad, but it tests just fine, as does my battery. I recently had my A/C compressor replaced only tofind that they installed in incorrectly, and my belt needs to be tightened about once a month. Also, as the belt becomes looser, i get a horrendous squeal, and the pleasure of seeing my battery and/or chk engine light come on. The last few days I've also noticed that my car starts perfectly in the morning, though no heat blows, but if I drive 2 blocks to the post office, shut it off, and re start it, I have to gun the gas to get it to catch. What in the world is going on here? I wonder if the new starting issue is due to bad spark plugs? I bought new and will be replacing them shortly. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    I have 2004 sebring (touring) and for some reason I have no heat. changed t-stat checked all lines flushed the system and still nothing. and now my car wants to die every 15 mins.

  • charlene3215 Jan 27, 2009

    I have a 2004 sebring (touring) and I have no heat what so ever, I've changed the t-stat, I have flushed the system, I have checked for leaks and if any air is in the line. I've checked the control head and still nothing. Now after all that, my car die every 15 mins. Please help

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I will try the back flush too. But the funny thing, I was reading the online manual and it said something in there about the heat settings in your car. (on the actual dash) and it was saying when to use the circulation setting for the a/c, when to use defrost, etc. Well it basically said to push more heat, use the floor settings as this allows more heat because it is being forced through ??? something about it coming from the floor settings. Not quite sure and would have to search again. But bottom line is that I tried this the next day, oh and I also made sure my coolant was completely full, (it had not been) but i kept the settings on the floor and from a cold start, ran down the street to the gas station. within about 5 min. my car was already running warm air. Normally it would only be blowing cold because I always used the floor/defrost setting. I thought maybe it was just a coincidence so tried it again the next morning when I left work. Temperature outside was 34 degrees. From a cold start, it was blowing hot within 10 - 15 mins. Car was completely warm and it never got cold when I slowed down or stopped. I could be driving 10 mph or 55 mph. It blew warm the whole time. So for now, I think I have it fixed but I am still going to do the backflush just to make sure, it shouldnt hurt it anyway!
Thanks everyone for you suggestions. I cant believve that I went over a year without checking into this problem before. I was ready to trade the car in before Winter got here. Now I think I'll keep her a little while longer! :o) Thanks again!

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

It could also be the heater core is plugged. you can check that by taking off both heater hoses at the heater core and try flushing it with a garden hose. you can tell if it is plugged by the rate of flow out the other side.

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I would look or have someone check out what temperature of thermotat you have in yourcar, if it is a low temp one this could explain the low heat.

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