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Car heater blows hot air while driving, but not while idling at a light or in park.

I have run through the lists of questions and answers online and still feel the need to ask this question. I just had my water pump and thermostat replaced 4 days ago, the car would overheat and stall out but now the car drives perfect short of the heater issue. My thermostat reads a little below the mid operating range, which I am assuming is good. I have been monitoring the coolant levels but after a hose slipped off the other day it emptied itself and I have been trying to get it back to proper levels. What do I do? I don't feel that it's the water pump/thermostat do to it being brand new...

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Sounds like you still have air in the system. What engine do you have? There should be a bleeder valve on a housing on the engine where the upper hose attaches.

Fill the reservoir with coolant and open the bleeder valve. Start the engine and let idle. Close the bleeder when a steady stream of coolant comes out. Continue to let the engine idle while periodically opening the bleeder valve to check for air. Keep the coolant level full while the engine is running. Once the fans come on the air should be bled out and the radiator cap can be reinstalled. Snapping the throttle a couple of times will also help push air out of the cooling system.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

  • Mike J Apr 26, 2013

    Alright so what I did was took the radiator cap off while engine was cold. Started the car and let it idle for a good 30 minutes or so. Watched a bunch air bubble out of the resevoir and the fluid level drop and added more fluid until it sat right at the max lvl line. Let it idle some more to make sure all air was out. Put the cap back on after making sure all air was out. Drove the car and walaaa I had constant blistering heat.

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Apr 26, 2013

    Glad to hear you got it fixed, just in time for summer! ;)

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These are to different problems . The blower is most likely the blower motor resistor. This is common problem the resistor gets hot and starts failing, it also starts to melt the resistors connector. The radiator cooling fans also have a problem with what is called a radiator fan relay.

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did u bleed the air out of the cooling system? if not dop this procedure and recheck for problems.
The generic method of bleeding air from the cooling system is to use a floor jack and raise the front of the car as high as poss, then fill the coolant recovery tank full and run the engine until it just starts to overheat, high end of normal zone on gauge, then shut the engine down and run cold water over the radiator core, this will self bleed the system and the coolant will be pulled from the recovery tank, repeat as necessary, never let the recovery tank run dry or more air will be pulled into the cooling systeml , if it still overheats then you need to have the head gaskets checked with a gas analyzer for hydrocarbons present in the radiator or recovery tank

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