An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 20 achievements.
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
Re: Very little heat in side of car replaced theromsat...
Hi my name is Allen!
First let us check to see if it is the heater core, follow the test procedures below.
1-Check the coolant level, if its full move to the next procedure, if its low fill it and recheck the heater operation.
2-Bring the engine to operating temperature, check the heater core by grabing one of the hoses and see if it is extremely hot, if it is, move to the next hose, if it is luke warm and not extremely hot you have a heater core plugged up. If both hoses or cold or warm you may need a thermostat because it may be stuck open.
3-If the heater system has a heater control valve installed in one of the heater hoses you will need to bypass the valve to see if it is plugged, if it doesn't have a valve forget about this procedure.
4-If you find that the heater core is plugged, you can put a can of coolant system cleaner in the radiator and drive it for a week and then take off the heater hoses, both of them NOTE: make sure the system is cool so you don't get burn't! Then you will need to back flush with a garden hose from one side of the hose outlet to the other through the heater core itself.
NOTE: if this doesn't help you will need to replace the heater core!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
the stuff describe most likely from the anti boil -anti freeze mixture that has become ineffective for not being changed regularly and not up to percentage to do the job. It allows the aluminium parts of the car to corrode and what you see is the end result . It will deposit in the cores of the radiator and block them up resulting in a replacement radiator . You can expect corroded aluminium parts from all areas of the motor.
Do a reverse flush on the hoses leading to the heater core. under the hood there are 2 hoses side by side on the fire wall, find the other ends and detach them, get a garden hose and back wash the core in reverse, so you will want to blow water threw the right hose first!
as for no heat in the rear well that's different it has a separate heater core, but under the hood again there is a small electric pump that helps feed the rear heater. good luck.
It sounds like the heater coil needs flushing out or replacing or the heater valve. Look on the engine firewall and make sure the heater valve is opening. If not open it manually and check the heat level. If that produced heat check the condition of the heater vale cable (or vaccum hose).
Sounds like the radiator line are plugged. What you can try is taking off one rad hose lin 1 Side at radiator and the other at the water pump to engine Run water through lines leaving both lines open should flush all debris away may have to do it a few times. Where this runs thorugh heater core and back out. But do not use alot of presure from the hose.
remove the heater core lines the two hoses that go to the heater core, take a splice tube either metal our plastic your part store will have either one. take the splice tube and install it in one of the lines add some hose to that tube make the hose long enough to run out side of the engine compartment and on to the ground. take the other hose and install a flushing tee, hook up to a garden hose and trun the water on . what you are trying to do is flush the heater core , you are also looking for blockage off the heater core, if you little to no flow i would suggest replaceing the heater core