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Takes long time warm up

Built in 2000 and sold as 2001, my rav4 takes forever to warm up on cold days...and heat on inside of vehicle blows cold on drivers side and warm on passenger side. What is causing these problems?

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1- first off, it takes a good, engine thermostat to get good heat.
(input) (its called a heat exhanger) bad input ,gives bad output.

we connect a scan tool an see ECT at 180F or more, holding and in the normal driving distances, if you STAT is 2001, its old and slow, get it out of there. if true. old stats can cause overheating and engine damage to any sign of sluggishness or wrong temps, its kicked to the curb, fast. ( if a smart cookie) LOL.
Second, is the fan, yours works. end fan.

Third,are the dampers , these must change at your command.
the FSM covers these tests. do you want to do them.?

its at alldata.com too.. login and read HVAC.

Posted on Feb 09, 2014

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SOURCE: heat works on driver side, passenger side blows cold air.

Did you check your coolant level or was it low and you added to it at some point? If so the system my need to be bleed or worst case the thermostat is going bad.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: heat works on driver side, passenger side blows cold air.

Blend door for passenger side or blend door motor has failed. Very big job to remove dash and work on it. Except the door motor is accessable from the glove box.
Rudy

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 buick lesabre 3800 has

I had same problem on 2000 Lesabre blowing cold on passenger and warm on driver. I fixed it by adding more freon even though it had 28 pounds of preasure. Now it works great!

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: air conditioning in 2000 lesaber

Vent door between the two sides isn't opening or the flex hose going between the two is off.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: driver's side air blowing warm, won't change

Sounds like there is a crack in the vent that leads to the drivers side, and hot air from the engine is leaking through.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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