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2002 mitsubishi heater not working

When the nob was on the heat side-and i would hear a clicking sound-the heater would work-no click no heat. and where is the heater control valve.

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  • npbella30 Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same issue with my 2002 Mitsubishi Galant. The heater started working on an off for a couple of years and then it just stopped working last year. I brought it in to a mechanic and he "rigged" it for me (basically he manually forced open the heater control valve). He also told me NOT to touch the hot / cold dial or the valve may close and get stuck again. Well, my heat worked the rest of the winter last year, but when summer came around, I had to change the dial from hot to cold otherwise I would have been getting heat all summer. Now my heat is working again. I've been told that you can manually flip open the heater control valve to allow hot water (heat) to come through. Any one have a diagram that I can look at? I'm not sure how to get to this valve. Please help! It's going to be a high of 0 degrees next week for three or four straight days.



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I just spent my whole day with the same problem and it looks as if alot of other people have too. You need to replace the control valve. Take your glove box out, then take your center console peice out. Then you have to take the passenger side plastic off. This is the peice that surrounds the glove box. Once you have done this if you look underneath the dash towards the center console you will see a little box with an arm on it that goes down to an aluminium hose. That little box with the arm is the control valve.

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