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I have a Trio 1995 1.9 engine. We emptied the radiator and put in new antifreeze to winterize. Now the blower works and the heat don't come in it is -7 degrees today and gonna get colder, help!

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Not saying this is the problem but did you bleed the air out the system.

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Why isnt heat working?


yes that is very possible but if your truck did not overheat before this it is doubtful. make sure you did not put the thermostat in backwards. if you flushed out the system did you force any air through it to blow out old antifreeze? if you did, this may have broke some stuff loose in your heater core and plugged it up . it could also be air locked, if the system was completely empty and you refilled it . turn your radiator cap half open (not all the way open ) so it is still locked on but not tight and run your vehicle for a while to burp the air out of the system . add antifreeze if needed after this .

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There is an er code and heat is not working


blocked core in both the radiator and heater core .put a radiator flush in the expansion bottle .run car for about 20 miles .then drain and refill with 50/50 antifreeze mix. now to bleed out the air .put heating on full run the engine with bottle cap off push the radiator hose with finger and thumb . to push out the air out of the bottle then replace the cap.

Apr 20, 2013 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Antifreeze under the engine


Is your overflow tank on that side and full to the top? It may be leaking out if filled too high, but I'd think it would do that only untill not too full, and not only in the winter. And among the things replaced, did you replace the radiator cap?

Jan 28, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Can you put just plain water in the radiator


no because the the engine would overheat and blow ahead gasket or freeze in winter put put 50%antifreeze and 50%water or 50/50 antifreeze

May 08, 2012 | 2002 Dodge Durango

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How to know when there is enough antifreeze in radiator


Hello there and welcome to fixya
Checking your radiator fluid:
antifreeze2.pngEvery modern vehicle has a Radiator fluid overflow compartment that is translucent so you can see where the coolant level is without removing the cap. On the side of the compartment there is a full line and an add line. the coolant should be between the two lines. If it's below the add level add 50% water/coolant to the full level.
The green line is the full line, the red line is the add line in the picture.
If you don't have antifreeze but you need fluid, add distilled water,not ordinary tap water, so mineral deposits won't build in the radiator and cause corrosion or blockage. However, you should keep the correct ratio of water and coolant to prevent corrosion and for the highest level of overheat or freeze protection.
To check the fluid IN your radiator
radcap.png you will need to remove the radiator cap. DO NOT remove the radiator cap while the engine is hot. The contents are under pressure and many people have gotten severe burns by removing the radiator cap when it is too hot.
Notice the word "caution" on the cap in the picture.
It goes on to say the contents are under pressure.
IF you have no choice, but to remove the cap when hot, use a towel and remove it slowly to release pressure before you get the cap off.
The fluid in the radiator should be at the top of the radiator.

Make sure you keep 50% water/coolant mixture in the radiator. Some people put more antifreeze in during the winter, but never put more than 70% coolant. It will reduce it's ability to carry heat away from the engine and prevent corrosion.



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Dec 23, 2011 | Oldsmobile Cars & Trucks

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Heater is not working. A/C works properly, blower, and all fuctions works, but no heat. Heater blows cold all the time.


Have you checked the engine coolant level?
The coolant can be low enough to starve your heater core, but high enough to still keep the engine from over heating.
If the coolant bottle is empty, make sure you top off the radiator itself... well it's cooled off.

Oct 31, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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My daughter is travelling long distance on highways.Her car is at a temperature of 213F at times, is that normal? She has a pontiac 2008.GT


That's normal, that's on the high side but should drop soon as it get't that high, You can have the thermostat replaced with a lower rating but your going to have the colder running engine in the winter, Just keep an eye on the radiator fluid level and make sure the antifreeze is at a 50/50 mix (antifreeze/water). The higher the concentration of antifreeze the harder for the heat to transfer from the engine. Water is a great heat transfer but it boils over, that is why antifreeze is mixed. 100% antifreeze will gel when heated, causing poor circulation making the engine run hot, you can buy a 50/50 pre mixed antifreeze if your not in to mixing the two together and you can also buy a antifreeze meter to know what your mixture is at. Good luck and hope this helps. The other thing to is to make sure the radiator is clean and not full of dirt from the winter driving. Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted, be glad to answer any question you may have. 

Jul 02, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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Temperature problem


Make sure you have 50/50 mix antifreeze, it will still run hot if you have 100% antifreeze. As the antifreeze get's hot, it turns in to gel and the flow slows down and the heat exchange will be reduced. Water is great in transferring heat but it will boil over so antifreeze is added to keep it from boiling over, so a 50/50 (water/antifreeze) mix is used. You can go a bit higher with the antifreeze but try not too and in the winter you can go 40/60 (water/antifreeze) if your in really cold climate area. The other thing to is do you have electric radiator fans?? Think you do, make sure it's working. When you turn on your A/C the radiator fan should come one and also when the temperature  gauge hits 180 - 195 degrees the fan should come on too. If not check the fuse, relay's and wire harness to the fan. Good luck and hope this helps.

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Little heat from heater


I had the same thing for two winters couldn't get good heat then the HEATER CONTROL VALVE,
up near the master cylinder, cracked and started leaking. I replaced it this summer and now the heater is working like new.

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