The force and volume of coolant entering the heater core is not enough?

Tiny
SKIPPER2
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  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
The force and volume of coolant entering the heater core is not enough, barely a trickle. The car does not overheat. The radiator and water pump were recently replaced, and I can't detect any restriction when air pressure is applied at the heater hose and back flowed to the thermostat. Any suggestions?
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Sunday, January 14th, 2024 AT 6:01 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I'm a bit confused. You indicate little coolant flows through the heater core. Also, there is no restriction when you blow compressed air through it. That is an odd one.

If you turn the heater on high, start the engine, and allow it to reach operating temperature, do both heater core hoses get hot?

Also, the air temperature entering the cab is controlled by the air mix door. Have you checked for proper operation of the air mix door actuator? Additionally, on some of these vehicles, they used an air mix cable rather than an electric actuator and those vehicles also have a heater control valve.

If you look below, I attached directions for adjusting it. See if these things are located on your vehicle and let me know.

Take care,

Joe

See pics below.
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Sunday, January 14th, 2024 AT 8:29 PM

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