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Does my 1997 toyota land cruiser have a heater core?

My drivers side floor board on the carpet is soaked under the mat and the heater defrost blows cold air when my temp guage has been at operating temp for at least 10 min. then blows warm air like it should i think its aheater core but all the auto part stores say there isnt one for a 1997.

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  • djharris1970 Jan 13, 2009

    yes it is a6 cyl inline yes automatic yes drivers side gets worse as days go on yes working a/c

  • her_big_dadd May 11, 2010

    is this a v-6? automatic? on the drivers side...correct? and does it stay wet... or get wetter as you drive? and does it have (working) air conditioning?

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You say it is wet? If it is coolant then you have a broken heater core (all vehicles have them).

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Check with Toyota Parts. I'm sure there is one, but it is unavailable at a retail parts store. Heater cores are pretty much as necessary as the four tires on the outside are. My advice would be to remove the core and check the hose clamps or connections for other issues. You want to be sure that the leak is in the core and not in one of the hose connections. I think that is odd that your driver side floor is wet and not the passenger side. Open the hood and look for coolant hoses attached to the firewall (the sheet metal between your dash and the motor) and see if they are on the driver side or the passenger side.

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    Jeff Henry Jan 14, 2009

    Take a peek under the vehicle at the floor boards in case the wetness is due to rot. If that is the case, then you may just need a coolant flush to help your heating problem. I have a car with poor heat as well and it needs a flush... just never got around to it.

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