Mechanics

NO HEAT IN MOTION

2006 Infiniti G35

Heater problem
2006 Infiniti G35 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles

My car was in an accident. Part of the repairs was to replace the radiator and mount. Since getting the car back I have no heat unless the car is in motion, then it works fine. The first thought was an air pocket. The antifreeze was removed and put back in under pressure 4 times. Now they have replaced the thermostat and taken the heater core apart and cleaned that. The core was found to be in good shape with minimal deposits. The heat and AC worked fine before the accident. I questioned the shop on antifreeze type and mixture ratio. Only negative was that distilled water was not used but I have been assured the proper Glycol antifreeze was installed. The car has been in for a week to try to remedy this problem and no luck. Do you have a suggestion? We have fairly harsh winters and I cannot even warm the car up since it is sitting still. Makes a remote start useless.
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MARansbottom
December 17, 2009.




I would suspect the waterpump. If it only warms up in motion.

Try reving the engine while parked, if heat comes out then the pump is not pushing coolant.

Remote possibility is that pump is pushing coolant too fast to allow proper heat transfer.
Some models have a restriction valve in cooling system to prevent this.

Mmprince4000
Dec 17, 2009.


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