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1996 honda accord heater

I have a 1996 accord and the heater wont work. the car runs on the cool side what i mean is the gauge does not reacj 1/2 way. the A/C is good what could it be

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You likely have a stuck thermostat.........when they stick open the engine wont reach operating temp and when they stick closed the engine will over heat...........your cheapest and most likely place to start is with replacing the thermostat
hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • golden03 Dec 05, 2010

    Thank you very much for the information posted. I will try your suggestion. Hope it will work very well.-golden03

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