Another mechanic said the coolant fans are kicking on when they shouldn't be. Right after starting car if I turn heater to the vents and floor the coolant fan kicks on before the car warms up. He said they should only kick on when on defrost if on the heat side. It's very cold right now so we took the fuse out of the coolant fans so they wouldn't kick on but still no heat.
The heater hoses are hot coming from the heater core and the core was changed just two years ago.
I noticed the other day that my gas guage was also floating between 3/4 & 1/2. Could all of this be due to some electrical problem?
I sometimes smell antifreeze but there has been some spilled on the overflow tank. I don't have white smoke coming from the tail pipe. I had the oil changed and they said it looked okay. I was concerned about a head gasket problem. The second mechanic started the vehicle without the overflow cap on (my suggestion to check for bubbles) and it did push coolant out the top (I thought maybe this was because it had been filled completely to the top). This mechanic didn't act like it shouldn't so I'm not sure either way.
I've now spent $500 and still have no heat. Please help!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 4:20 AM