Question about 2004 Chrysler Sebring
To anyone that can help.
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.
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.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
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.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
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