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Heater not getting hot at all we have flushed it twice and no blockages all controls are working just not getting hot air still coming through. 1997 extra cab hilux sr5 toyota any suggestions

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  • cjshields82 Jul 22, 2008

    thanks heaps will give them a try.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    The heater is just not getting hot....what should i do

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    I am getting fluid through the heater core (at least the hoses are getting hot, and I hooked a garden hose and h20 flowed through) but not heat inside.
    Could the heater core somehow stopped transferring heat? the thermostat is factory (toyota) 88 degrees (I believe). Fan blows, no leaks, water value seems to function...I am miffed.


  • wdagnell Nov 09, 2008

    i have a 1992 4x4 excab the heater will not work. i did the same thing (water through the core, checked valve on firewall, changed thermostat,flushed entire system 2 times) still no heat. i have however noticed 2 things. one, the hoses do not get stiff when hot, two, the needle on the temp will only go about 1/4 the way up, even after driving for awhile.

    i am not sure as what to do now, please help!!!!!

  • billprior Dec 30, 2008

    97 4runner heat is very poor. Fan is great but blows cold air. Flushed twice and it's better. There was alot of brown in the coolant. Should I keep flushing the system?

  • profilesend Apr 30, 2009

    Heater is working but the hot air doesnot blowing. Heating Knob is not working properly. If i move knob 3 - 4 times then after getting hot air. It does work sometimes but not all the times.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    cruise control doesnt work on 2007 hilux sr5

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Welcome to fixya

(simple solution) did you change out the thermostat ....if yes then you might not of put a high enough temp one in it or the one thats in it might not be any good
(hard solution) this could be the heating coil this is a harder fix
has to be one of these 2

hope this helps you out have a good day :)

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