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2002 Kia spectra; cannot get any heat into the passenger compartment or defroster. Radiator is full and engine runs fine, no over heating problems.

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  • smythecon Sep 06, 2010

    the blower works fine and so does the AC. What about the thermostat?

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It can't be the thermostat or the blower - in the case to the thermostat the engive will overheat pretty fast and in case of the blower you would get heat when driving.
Your problem is with the control valve on the heater and its commands: either the valve is blocked in the shut position (or it's clogged) or is no longer commanded. The temperature button uses some cables to pass the command to the lever of the valve - you must remove the central console cover and check the cables; if the cables appear ok and move accordingly to the position of the button then check the lever; if the lever moves then you must replace the valve - it's either defective (the lever no longer rotates the flap in the valve or the valve is clogged.

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Check the fuse located underneath the drivers side steering wheel. Remove the fuse box cover lid and look for the defroster and heater blower fuse. Replace the two fuses with the same exact number fuse (each fuse is color coded and has a number on the top of it) After you replace them you will get heat in your passenger compartment and the defroster will work

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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