No heat new thermostat blows good was told may be valve going to hoses $200 tofix where can that be foun d is it easy fix?
easy is in the eye of the beholder and skill sets.
you could read the manual (FSM) and assess that for your self.
so you are saying the engine coolant thermostat is good and is at
180F or more all the time , hot, holding.
and that this hot coolant fails to reach the heater core?
it can only be 2 things,
1: that valve some cars have.
2: or path is clogged.
3: some cars have a damper that blocks the core , so if that is stuck then bingo.
may be? why guess. do the tests to find the facts.
or guess and guess wrong.
if you really want the facts, go to alldata.com $15 year DIY subs.
and read the HVAC section,
or get the Full FSM from Honda or Helm.? or anywhere.
in the book they tell you how to conduct these simple tests.
here is the heater valve test.
there are 2 water hoses from engine to cab, on right hand side
of RHD car. (usa)
a top hose
and bottom hose.
the bottom hose has a valve there.
engine hot. 180F +
heater on max. fan max too.
both sides of vavle, that is both sides of valve hoses
just be real hot, so hot hand jumps back after 5sec touch.
this is NORMAL.
if not hot both sides, the coolant is NOT flowing.
if not flowing , make sure valve is opening on demand.
if it is , this path is filthy and is packed up. (forgot the 2year flush and fill?s)
the valve is cable operated
have person one adjust dash temp lever from min to max
then person two ,look at the water valve , does that lever, move
from min to max.>?
the cable must be adjusted, if (messed with prev.)
dash temp to 60F.
take out all slick at cable, at valve, using. cable clamp next to valve.
keep in mind , if the heater core,is cold.
the valve is bad, stuck or clogged
or the core is packed in crud
or the hoses associated to all this are packed.
i can tell you guessing will be expensive.
Oct 25, 2013 |
2002 Honda Odyssey