I am not getting any heat in my car. The blower works fine. The climate-control temp lever seems to be fine, since w/ A/C on I can fade from cold to luke-warm. Two years ago the heat worked sometimes and not others. Last year it did not work at all, but if I waited a long time (15 minutes) before turning on the blower, I would get about 5 seconds of heat and then back to cold. This year, I don't even get the five seconds of heat. And a new addition this year: According to the temperature gague the car does not warm up after 15 minutes of driving. The gauge shows just above the "C". But when I touch the upper cooling hose (on the right) it is quite hot.
Coolant level is normal.
I have never used stop-leak.
Thermostat appears to be working. When the engine is first started (and cold), I can't feel anything flowing through the upper cooling hose. After the car heats up, the hose is hot and you can feel fluid moving through it.
My first thought was the heater control valve, but in doing a fair amount of reasearch, I have not found a single reference to such a valve in the 1995 LX.
My next guess would be a clog in the heater core. I plan on flushing, and reverse flushing this tonight to see if there is any improvement.
I am still suspicious of the fact that the temperature gague is so low, thinking that there is some kind of electrical valve that is not opening.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Monday, October 29th, 2007 AT 2:42 PM