I just recently bought this car and after giving the car a tune up I realized that the heater and A/C weren't working. The blower motor works just fine and the A/C woks great after I recharged it but aside from that it looks like it may have a lose connection because the lights flicker when turned on and will cut out after a little bit and I have to bang on the dials to get it to work again, but to my question. I know that the heater in my car is pulling heat from the motor by the cooling system hooked up to the heater core. The previous person that owned the car never put antifreeze in the radiator and just put tap water in it which eventually caused the car to over heat to the point that they had to replace the head gasket. The coolant reservoir is empty and stained brown from rusty water and the hose that runs down to the bottom is covered in a layer of brown slimy film. I was wondering if my heater core may be clogged and if so would I be able to buy a coolant system flush to flush the cooling system and unclog it or would I have to replace the entire heater core. I currently live in Florida so heat is not really an issue but I plan on going to new York to visit family for Christmas and I am going to need a working heater in the cold winter up there. I don't have a whole lot of money and I need to try to find the cheapest way to fix this problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
have the same problem?
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 AT 10:53 PM