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My car heater fan will only start rotating after the engine has warmed up , the fan and heater work properly only after I drive the car sevral miles , My car is a 2004 Torus Ford with 300 cc engine

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You may want to read your owners manual, it may be "operating as designed".

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Heater works but the colder it is the longer it takes to warm up


This phenomenon is, to some extent, a pretty normal thing. But since you posted your question here I assume it's too annoying to assume it's normal :)
Your thermostat may be stuck open, letting the coolant flow through the radiator too early, whitout letting the engine to warm-up properly.
Start the engine (cold). Hold the upper radiator hose (be extremely careful not to touch the rotating engine accessories nor the radiator fan! and watch your sleeves also) and let the engine warm up. If the hose becomes gradually warmer (slowly) from the beginning of this test, your thermostat needs to be replaced. If it happens more "suddenly", then let me know and we'll think of a different solution :) If you have a pyrometer / IR thermometer, it can be helpful.

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My car is not heating properly lately. It blows warm and then completely cold while I'm driving it. I put coolant in just now and it blew very warm for about 5 min. then it turned to cold completely.


if your engine has a leak in the coolant system as long you keep it full heater will work, if there is no leak in coolant system and your heater blows warm and then you start driving and then starts to blowing cold you have a clogged heater core..

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Engine over heats


ck your water pump, sounds like no water movement,

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Heater only blows warm air


Now this depends on year of vehicle as the flap that covers the heater core could be not working correctly so check the vacumn lines first ,if appear ok then drain the antifreeze and keep in a bucket ,now refill with water from tap and then add some caustic soda say about a cup then start engine and leave running for a while if still no heat then give it a good run and after about 20 or so miles the heater will start to warm up ,then take it home again and remove the bottom hose and give it a good flush out removing the heater hoses and flushing that as well both ways plus into the engine as well via the engine side of the heater hoses then when it comes out clean and no caustic then refill with the antifreeze and away you go nice and warm ,nothing worse than a cold car

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In cold weather it take forever for the heater to warm the car, I can start it then let it run for a half an hour and then drive 30 miles and still is not warm enough


Could be a faulty thermostat not letting the engine come up to proper temperature...also low fluid level could cause fluid to not circulate through the heater core.
Verify operation of thermostat, verify coolant level.
More info would be a help.
Take care.

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I have a 1988 mk 2 golf when i start the engine the heater warms up as normal but when the engine warms up the heater starts blowing cold air out. also now that the cold weather has started after driving...


sounds like the thermostat stickng as when engine gets cold the choke will start workin again, causing the over reving or your electric fan is on all the time "over cooling" the engine

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Why is my heat/front defrost not working very well. Only shoots warm air? And not very forceful.


hi from uk can i offer this advice ? when you start engine let it warm up a little then drive untill temp guage reads warm at least ? then when you put front screen defrost on only select screen and No 2 speed then as temp reaches normal screen will clear fully if you select full speed on heat blower to clear screen at first start it will not work because the coolant from engine passing thro the heater matrix/radiator will be rapidly cooled by fan of heater TRY IT? in years gone by it was common remedy if you were stuck in traffic and temp rose towards hot you could cool system down by putting heater on full heat and the fan on max this cooled the engines coolant as it passed thro the heater ?hope you understand how heater/fan should work for optimum efficiency my wife has owned 2 of these accents and never had heat/demist problems it is surprising how many people consider the demist/heater systems are poor on many cars not just hyundai hope this helps best wishes

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MY 1998 FOR TARUS HEATER WILL NOT WORK.WAS DRIVING


It is most probably the problem with blend door or blend door actuator. But just in case I would suggest to follow the entire procedure:

First you have to identify what causes the problem.
To do this you have to:
1) When engine is cold check the level of coolant. If it is low fill it up.
2) Start engine and check if engine reaches regular temperature. If your engine is not heated enough it means your thermostat does not work properly and should be replaced
3) If engine temperature is normal, then check the temperature of pipes that go to/from heater core. These pipes are located up the fire wall (easier access is from the passenger side). If pipe/pipes are cold (even engine is warm) it means you heater core is plugged and should be flushed. Keep in mind, flushing the whole cooling system is different from flushing heater core.
4) If pipe/pipes are hot/warm, turn off the fan, switch controller to the hot position, wait for 3-4 minutes and turn on the fan. Note if the cold air blows first or warm air blows first but it cools down in 5-10 seconds. If the air blows cold than it is most probably the problem with blend door or blend door actuator.
5) If air blows warm first and then cools down, then while running engine and remaining the transmission in PARKING position, press on the gas pedal until your engine reaches 3,000 RPM. Check if your heater blows warm/hot air. If it does, then your water pump does not work properly and should be replaced. If the air still cold, I would suggest flushing the heater core.

Oct 17, 2009 | 1998 Ford Taurus

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Heater not working


First you have to identify what causes the problem.
To do this you have to:
1) When engine is cold check the level of coolant. If it is low fill it up.
2) Start engine and check if engine reaches regular temperature. If your engine is not heated enough it means your thermostat does not work properly and should be replaced.
3) If engine temperature is normal, then check the temperature of pipes that go to/from heater core. These pipes are located up the fire wall (easier access is from the passenger side). If pipe/pipes are cold (even engine is warm) it means you heater core is plugged and should be flushed. Keep in mind, flushing the whole cooling system is different from flushing heater core.
4) If pipe/pipes are hot/warm, turn off the fan, switch controller to the hot position, wait for 3-4 minutes and turn on the fan. Note if the cold air blows first or warm air blows first but it cools down in 5-10 seconds. If the air blows cold than it is most probably the problem with blend door or blend door actuator.
5) If air blows warm first and then cools down, then while running engine and remaining the transmission in PARKING position, press on the gas pedal until your engine reaches 3,000 RPM. Check if your heater blows warm/hot air. If it does, then your water pump does not work properly and should be replaced. If the air still cold, I would suggest flushing the heater core.

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No heat


Sounds like one of the fancy heaters. They have circuit boards that can go bad. don-ohio

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