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The dial that controls heat/cool isn't working. The mechanism is broken but I need to know what that is called.

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My car keeps shutting off after i drive it but restarts fine

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After a front end collision the lights in my consel as well as my dome light and my floor heat no longer work

Lighting may be as simple as a fuse, or may even have the switch in the off position. As far as floor heat, is heat coming out of the upper ducts? If not, the shop may not have properly filled your cooling system since your heater works by using the heated coolant. Your cooling system requires purging of captured air within the system whenever the system is drained. If you have heat from upper ducts and not the lowers, the doors built into the heating/cooling system are not working properly. A severe collision may have broken some of the plastic casing of the system causing a mechanical interference of moving parts, or knocked a wire connection loose that controls the doors. Those are the items to visually check. Otherwise it's a process of elimination via testing of the electronics.

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Rear Floor Vent heat only

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Broken wires ac wont cool

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Heater fan control arm broken. Stuck in no.4 position. Need to know how to get access to enable me to remove/repair unit.

My 06 Dodge Stratus did this same thing after I had my transmission replaced. I thought the guys at the shop did it but come to find out the actuator that controls the knobs and the turning of the fans for heat and cool air had popped off of the turning mechanism. My uncle took out the glove box so he could access the back of the heater/ac panel. There should be a round mechanism that will spin back and forth when turning the knobs from cool to hot and 1-4 for wind speed control. On top of that know are small notches that hold a white, possibly grey "hook" style device that holds the turning mechanism in place once you change the settings from hot to cold or between 1-4 of the wind speed control. The "hook" style device may be stuck. Try prying the device off of the turning mechanism and getting it in to another one of the grooves on the mechanism. If you can get it to move you should be able to get it unjammed.

Hope this helps. If not, I have no idea.

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the vent door on your heating and cooling system probably has a broken vent door which is preventing the cooold air from entering your vehicle its either the control switch for the windows or the window relay for the window motors

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My 2005 ford escape seems to have a heat issue. When the heat is turned on at it's hottest, it's hot, however when tuned down to the midway point, it cools down quite a bit, what may be the issue ?

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Heater temp on mercury '98 mountaineer only blows hot

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cooling system is a simple pump and radiator to cool if water is not pumping or circulating check for rad blockage thermostat stuck closed. need to know more...... how bad did you overheat it??? blown headgasket??

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