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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 08:35 AM
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.....still crappy heat???

I cleaned out the heater core like DannyL/Crowhorse suggested and there is improved airflow. But the air is not really hot or warm even, espcially on the lower right exhaust vent. The driver's side (lower vent) is warm air (kind of) and the passenger side is cold air. Does this mean that my heater coil needs replacing?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 08:47 AM
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Re: .....still crappy heat???

Replace the thermostat . I put in a 195* - heater kicks boo-tey !


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Re: .....still crappy heat???

I have a 195 degree thermostat already.......

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Make sure your <font color=red>heater core "valve"</font color=red> is opening all the way . My old thermostat was stuck wfo - temp gauge always read cold . Now it reads 1/2 .


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Re: .....still crappy heat???

Check the thermostat anyway. I had one go bad and it was not even a year old. Had same symptoms and could not figure out why since I had a 195-degree thermostat and had replaced it recently. Turned out the center of it had broke and this did not allow it to close properly.

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Re: .....still crappy heat???

I'D ALSO LOOK AT THE HEATER VALVE UNDER THE HOOD MAKE SURE IT IS OPEN UP ALL THE WAY I HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY CABLE STICKIN ON MINE A LITTLE WD40 DID THE FIX

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what happened to dparker is the same thing that happened to me,on the firewall the htr cntrl valve was stuck in the closed position and had to manually opened (not hard to do)then the heats back on.

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Heater control valve......hhhhhmmmmmmm? Where is it located - on the firewall. I have never seen one or heard of one.....how does it adjust?

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You can't miss it. It's on the firewall. It's a small cylinderacle object with a cable attached to it. It's sorta down and away from the battery. Spray it with copious amounts of PB Blaster or WD-40, grab it with vise grips and move it in and out while someone else moves the lever. Keep doing this until it moves freely.

This is common for us "rust-belt" folks. It's a yearly ritual with me.

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Re: .....still crappy heat???

Here it is!!!!

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