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My 2000 Monte Carlo is blowing cold air out when heater is on.will warm slightly when car is moving but goes back to cold @ an idle...?

The temp. gauge is @ the half way mark, so normally it would be toasty in cab in no time.but pumps out only cold air until car is moving, then air is only a little bit warm NOT hot.as soon as we stop or put in park and idle, cold air starts again.within last 7-8 months had all fans for cooling system replaced, radiator was replaced due to crack, and engine has kept coolant at normal levels.but my "low coolant" light has been on whole 7-8months so cant tell by that...

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The heater cre needs replacing replace it and enjoy heat again

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

  • Debbie Bloodworth Jan 14, 2013

    The heater core huh? I'm not to sure i can handle that on my own... But still, thank you for the advise! Guess we're heading to the shop! :)

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I think you could be right about there being air trapped in the system.
Or the heater core(radiator) is plugged.
Either way you need a pressurized radiator coolant pump to put the coolant in without air being trapped.
Although,i have seen it done by jacking the vehicle up high enough that the radiator was now higher than the heater core level, and then the coolant was put in.
But this is dangerous to try.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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Hello,it seems your car wont stay warm while driving, this is going to be a rather easy and inexspensive fix the thermostat is going to be stuck open. You need to replace the thermostat. Thank You

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check coolant level ,must be low ,chck for coolant loss

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My 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8s with 55,000 mi. blows cold air from the heater. Coolant not circulating in engine. Lower hose stays cool to touch. Both heater hoses cold. Changed thermostat - didn't fix it. Coolant not leaking or dirty. None in oil - no oil in radiator. Changed worn water pump belt - pump spins freely with no noise or resistance. Cooling fans come on after warm-up. Temperature gauge stays in normal range then jumps to hot and back again. Coolant good to 10 below - didn't freeze here yet. No other problems or repairs to car. Afraid to drive and make worse. Help!

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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sounds more like the thermostat may be failing. generally a water pump starts leaking out of the "weep" hole in the casting before it quits. just look at the front of the water pump for a greenish streak or an obvious leak.
if you also suspect you heater core may be getting plugged now would be a good time to back flush it to get rid of some of the gunk.

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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