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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Cooling System Mix
Coolant level low or flow is restricted.
Thermostat stuck closed
Heater Control Valve
Leaking or defective heater control valve.
here something to help u
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Posted on Nov 23, 2008
Turn your AC off. Turn the car off Crank the car turn ac on drivers side to 60 passenger side to 90 press auto wait 1 minute turn AC off (very important) turn car off turn car back on switch driver's side 90 passenger 60 press auto wait one minute turn AC off( very important) turn car off turn car on AC 70 both sides press auto your ac should be blowing cold If not, you have an expensive problem
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
If your "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light is on, you need to have that checked out first.
If not, the next thing you should check is your engine coolant level. (Antifreeze) If the coolant level is low, the engine coolant does not circulate through the heater core and the the heater doesn't work. The coolant level could be low for a number of reasons including a leaky hose, water pump, or head gasket. In any case, if it is found to be low, you need to find out why.
If the coolant level is OK then the thermostat function needs to be checked to make sure that the engine is reaching operating temperature.
If all of the above checks out OK, then the heater control valve and/or the blend air door in the HVAC housing needs to be checked for proper operation. (NOTE: some cars are not equipped with a heater control valve)
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
Have you checked the coolant level? What you describe is exactly what happens if the coolant level is low. When stopped at idle, hot coolant is not circulating through the heater core, so no heat. As the engine increases in rpm's when you pull away from the light, the water pump is spinning quicker, and some coolant is making it to the heater core. So check the level, and if it is low, keep an eye on it to see if it drops again. That of course indicates a leak somewhere. Get it fixed, as overheating the engine leads to costly repairs and worse case a new engine. Let me know how you make out with this.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
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