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No heat just cold air how do i fix this

1989 nissan maxima heater core cold when normal temp

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  • twhitmill Feb 05, 2009

    Same deal... But mine is a 1990 Maxima.... Blow just air no heat, some one told me to replace the heater core... I have allready checked the Fuse,, notta.... it's good...?

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There are several things it could be as you didn't give enough detail.

  1. The water hoses to the heater core or the heater core itself may be plugged
  2. The accessory relay that is turned on by the ignition switch may not be passing power on to the heater system-get the wiring diagram and trace the power with a VOM or tracer light.  There is also a fusable link that is between the battery and the power to the accessory relay that may be blown and blocking the power..
  3. The control valve that permits hot water to go from the engine to the heater core may not be energized or opening-or plugged.

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No heat or air could be a fuse issue

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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