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Troubleshooting Truck Heater Problems

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When your vehicle's heater is not blowing hot air, you need to figure out why not. This guide is about troubleshooting truck heater problems.

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By Dinah Ackerson [2]01/23/2015

Perhaps some of the heating elements stopped working?

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I have a 2011 Ford F150. I noticed today that the air blowing from the dash, when on defrost, is blowing hot air only on the passenger side and in the middle, but the driver side is blowing cool air. Does anyone know why it would only blow heat in the middle and passenger side, but not on the driver's side? Is it a blocked hose perhaps? I need help.

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By Louise B. [5]01/09/2015

Kathy, even it is a blocked hose, could you fix it yourself? I am a retired professional with 3 university degrees, but I know zip all about engines and wouldn't have tools to fix something in a vehicle even if I could figure it out. When I have a problem with plumbing, a vehicle, electricity, appliances, etc. I ask my friends for recommendations for capable, honest, repair persons. Then I call in a professional repairperson or electrician or plumber or take my vehicle to the mechanic. I tell them what the problem is, describing the symptoms as best I can. Then I trust them to figure out what is wrong and fix it. I do not tell them what the problem is based on advice from someplace like this or the sages in the coffee shop. Once you have a trusted tradespersons you can call on to fix things up, you are saving both time and money in the long run.

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You do not provide much information for a possible answer, e.g., truck make, model, year, etc. However, there could be many possibilities so the best plan would be to take your truck to a repair service.

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Suggest you contact a Ford dealer, mechanic, Ford online customer service.

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Why not take it to a mechanic and have him fix it? If you continue to replace parts when you don't really know what's wrong, you will waste time and money. Find a reliable shop and pay these people to do what they are trained to do.

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You should google for information about this, or, take it to a mechanic that you trust, explain the problem, and get it fixed. Take the time to find a good, reliable person to fix your vehicle. So many people assume that all shops are run by crooks, but that simply isn't the case. Some mechanics may not be the best at their job (somebody always graduates in the bottom half of the class, after all), so ask around and find a good one. Then let them diagnose your problem and fix your car. If you go in and tell them you want "such and such a part replaced", and they do that, and it doesn't fix the problem, this is not because the mechanic is a crook. It is because you told them what to do, and didn't rely on their expertise.

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If you are like me, and don't really have any idea about engines, take it to a reputable shop and tell them your heater isn't working; could they fix it please. Take the time to ask around and find someone who is a competent and reliable mechanic. There are many of them around. Then let them do the job they are trained for.

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Louise,
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Please take it to a trusted mechanic, tell him your problem, and in no time, he will fix it. My son is a mechanic. I can't tell you the number of times he has done work on a vehicle, not because he thinks that will fix the problem, but because the vehicle owner insists on telling him what to do, and won't listen to his advice. Usually this doesn't fix the problem, and my son ends up re-doing work. Car owners waste an incredible amount of money this way. Let your mechanic do his job; do you tell your doctor what medications to prescribe? What therapies to use? What surgery you want done? Not usually!

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Time to take it to your local, trusted mechanic to have this fixed. If you are not a trained mechanic, you shouldn't attempt to diagnose or try to fix your car.

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Louise, we all understand you are proud of your son, and I am sure he is a great mechanic...but replying to every post with "find a trusted, reliable mechanic" isn't really what this forum is about. This is for those who are mechanically inclined and may be able to fix the problem themselves.

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If you are asking for advice on a household hints website, you obviously don't know enough about trucks to do your own repairs. Go to a trusted mechanic, explain the problem, and let him fix it. They are trained to diagnose your problems with vehicles. Then they fix them. Let them do the job they are trained to do. You will be money ahead in the long run. If you don't trust the person who has been fixing your truck, look around and find another mechanic that you do trust.

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I'm not sure, but I too have a 2005 Chevy Colorado, and my blower only works on high. I'm wondering if this is a problem with Colorado's? I've checked for recalls, but have found nothing on this. Hopefully someone else will know the answer to your question... :)

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By Mitchell.jomit.john12/16/2014

I've got a 2000 f150 with the same issue. I am flushing the heater core this weekend as I believe I have a partially clogged core, also I'm doing the air blend door actuator, sounds like the air blend door actuator may be your issue. It's a $30 part you may pull yours off and check that. It's located behind that black panel, down where your air for your feet comes from, its black and white if you need I can send you a pic, let me know if thats your issue, and if you've already found your issue please let me know what it was so I have an idea on my truck. Thanks in advance.

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By Louise B. [5]09/02/2014

Sounds like a job for a certified journeyman mechanic. These guys go to school to learn how to diagnose and fix your problems. Take your car to one, and let him do his magic. DON'T tell him what you want changed -- describe the problem and let him figure out how to fix it. That's part of what you are paying for.

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The switch is broken. Take it to a shop and have it fixed. I am a firm believer in getting people to do work that I have no idea how to do. Mechanics are trained for this sort of little job. You and I are not.

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By jude [3]03/05/2014

It could be the thermostat has stuck or gone bad.

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By Gloria Z [5]02/22/2014

Sounds like an electrical problem to me. If you don't have the manual for your car go online and get one. Look up the problem once you get the manual.

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Need a new thermostat? Maybe need fluid in your radiator? Take it to a mechanic who can take a look at things and fix your vehicle.

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I own a 2000 Dodge. When I switch over to defrost, it makes this weird clicking sound and since I don't know anything about cars I can't give you any more help than that of anything that would be causing this problem.

Something by the belt stops spinning every once in awhile, if that helps.

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By Louise B. [5]02/14/2014

If you know nothing about cars, why are you asking advice here? What are you going to do if someone could tell you what the problem is? If there is just a clicking noise, and everything works properly, leave it alone till your next oil change, and then mention it when you take it to the shop for the oil change, and a mechanic, who is trained to deal with vehicles, will look into it, and fix it. You don't have to diagnose the problem; you simply report the symptoms. Mechanics prefer it that way.

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By Jess [118]02/17/2014

The guide that is attached to this post has a lot of good suggestions. Here is a direct link to that guide. Click on any post to see all the information posted.

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf643993.tip.html

If you find a solution, please report back and let us know what you found.

Best Wishes,

Jess
ThriftyFun

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By Louise B. [5]02/09/2014

If all it does is make an odd noise, and everything works well, I wouldn't worry about it. Mention it to your mechanic the next time you take it in for an oil change (assuming that you go to a certified mechanic for this, and not one of those places with staffed with people who only know how to do oil changes.)

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I have an 04 Chevy Silverado 5.3 and I'm having heater problems. I'm not getting any air hot or cold blowing out, but when I get on the highway a very small amount will blow out. Days will go by and then out of nowhere the blower well start to work and blow perfectly fine on all speeds for a day or so and then it will stop.

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By Edith Crump [3]02/10/2014

Try having this done. Back flush the heater core. It cost me $100.00 to have. I had no heat at all.
I am 79, coming on 80 years old and still learning about a car. I own a
1994 Ford Crown Vic named Louie and he takes me everywhere. Hope this helps! Mrs C.


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This same thing was happening in my husband's jeep. It was the heater core that had to be replaced.

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By Louise B. [5]02/09/2014

Take it to a shop and get a mechanic to fix it. They train for this sort of job. If it was as easy to fix as changing a light bulb, there wouldn't be shops full of guys being paid to do it for you.

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By Louise B. [5]02/11/2014

If you have to ask those sorts of questions on a household hints site, it is beyond your skills to fix. Take it to a shop and let the mechanics there fix it, so you will have heat in the winter.

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I have a 1998 Ford Explorer. My heat went out a month ago, but just by dumb luck I started hammering around the metal housing, and luckily, the heat came on. But now, the tapping doesn't work anymore. I use to get some warm air, but now I have none. Is it possible that my blower motor went out, or could it be something else?

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By David M. [1]02/07/2014

More then likely it is indeed your blower motor that has died.

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By Brent01/17/2014

This usually means the antifreeze is old, and needs to be changed. It still has some ability to hold heat, so you get heat on low, but when you switch to high the extraction of heat is faster than the fluid can absorb. Replacing the antifreeze solution completely should solve this problem. You might also want to look at your thermostat, since a poorly functioning thermostat can create the same problem, except it never allows the heat to build up as high as it once did.

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By Louise B. [5]01/17/2014

Take it to a mechanic. They train to fix problems with vehicles.

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The blower on my '91 Explorer was only working a little bit. It had all the signs of the resistor going bad, so I replaced the resistor. Now the blower works at the lower speeds, but not at the high speed. What might the problems be?

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I'm pretty sure it's the wiring harness. I had a Chevrolet Colorado with the exact issue and it was the wiring harness. If possible you could take to a garage that specializes in electrical issues and have the work done much, much cheaper than dealer. Hope this helps.

Question: 2014 Chevy Silverado Blows Hot Air With Heater Off

My new pick-up is blowing hot air out of the vents even when my heat is off. The only way to stop this, is to close all the vents and that's hard to do when driving and the other vents are on the other side of the truck. Once the heat is off I should not be getting heat coming out of the vents. This is over heating the inside of the cab and I have to open windows.

Does anyone know why this is happening? They have a recall that a part will cause a fire. I wonder if this could be happening to my truck? I am going to take it in once they send the letter for recall. Thank you!

By beachbumdaddy


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By AmyM01/17/2014

It might be the switch is bad, I had that happen in my Tahoe. Your truck should be under warranty so I would just get it fixed, no reason to wait on a recall letter.

Question: Truck Heater Doesn't Work Weather Below 50

I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. My heat works in 50 degree weather, but not below. The AC works great.

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Question: Truck Heater Only Blows Hot on Passenger Side

My 03 Dodge 1500 only blows hot air on the passenger side.

By Bruce


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By Louise B. [5]01/08/2014

Some thing blocking the vent or a "hose" of some sort that has become disconnected? I'd go to a mechanic, of course. If it is something very minor, it will likely not cost you much. (Of course, I deal with a small mechanic shop, not a big dealership or, heaven forbid, a large chain.)

Question: Truck Heater Not Blowing Hot Air

Sometimes it does, but not all of the time. It is just warm, not hot.

By Timothy


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By April [182]01/06/2014

Are you low on antifreeze? Could also be a heater core.

Question: 98 MC 1500 Heater Problems

I am just wondering if anyone has any ideas, I'm running out. My 98' GMC Sierra 1500 has an issue with the heat control (off, low, med, high). The plug behind it melted, so I spliced in a new plug and temperature control. I replaced the resistor as well. Any ideas where to venture next?

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Question: Truck Heater Not Coming Up to Temperature

My 2001 GMC Sierra isn't coming up to temp and it's blowing out warm air. It took 15 minutes of drive time too get to 180 degrees.

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I have no heat in the cab of my 1987 Chevy v10 truck. It has a new heater core. The system is clean and the AC works in the summer. Why doesn't the heat work?

By ElmerJ

Question: Heater Not Working in 1997 Dodge Ram Truck

Can you manually change the cold to heat under the dash on a 1997 Dodge Ram truck? The control knob on the dash does not seem to be moving anything, it moves way too freely. If I can change it from cold to hot under the dash please help me. I am freezing when I drive the truck.

By Larry C.

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Is the black wire on the fan behind the glovebox a ground wire or power?

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Question: Truck Heater Blower Not Working

I have a 2008 Ranger and the heater blower just stopped working at any speed. I get heat, but no blower speed.

By D Whitt


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By Louise B. [5]01/04/2014

This is likely not a complicated problem, but if you have no clue whatsoever (which is my situation), take it to a shop and have the mechanic fix it. People who nothing about motors should not attempt to fix them.

Question: 2002 Ram Truck Heater Blowing Cold Air on Driver's Side

I have heat blowing from the passenger side vents, but cold air from the driver side vents. I was told to blowout my heatercore to unclog. Is this true?

By Robert

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The heater blower on my 1999 Chevy K1500 comes on and off when it wants to. What is causing this?

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My Chevy C1500 pickup truck temperature gauge started too hot, then drops to cold, and then no heat. Then it starts working right. What can be the problem?

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I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota; the heat only comes out when I'm accelerating.

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Question: No Hot Air in my '92 Chevy s10

I have a 1992 Chevy s10. The heater will not blow hot air and the only air that it does blow comes out of the floor vent behind the stick shift. It comes from there no matter which setting it is on. Any help would be much appreciated. The cold has set in.

By James R.


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By uhohgecko12/27/2013

If you're air is just barely blowing, you may need a new blower motor. If your air is blowing, but isn't hot I would guess that you need a coolant flush. Hopefully you don't need a new heater core. But I digress. . .

If you can't change the direction of the air flow in your pick-up chances are that the cable or control arm connected to the actuator broke. Could be that it somehow disconnected, but not likely.

If you're feeling frisky you can go to your local library and review a Chilton's manual or something of the like. If I remember correctly, you'll want to locate a GM pick-up manual. You'll find step-by-step instructions on how to take everything apart.

Remember: It's not that working on your vehicle is difficult. It's just a matter of how much time it takes, and whether or not you have the tools to do the job. To my experience you'll most likely need some screwdrivers, a socket wrench with metric sockets, and some star bits. And a good light source is a must. You can get a "security set" of something like 100 bits at Harbor Freight for about ten bucks.

Take your time, pay attention, and make the effort to be organized.

Question: Only Floor Vents Work on Truck Heater

The blower works, but only on the floor setting. There is no defrost or air from the vents.

By Joe from ME


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By Louise B. [5]12/24/2013

If you want to fix this yourself, which I wouldn't do - I'd take it to a mechanic - but you might check for some obstruction in the vents, such as a mouse nest.

Question: Truck Heater Not Blowing Hot Air

Air blows through, but no heat. The heater core is good. Someone said might be vent dew?

By E Fields from Silver Springs, NV


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By Louise B. [5]12/24/2013

Whenever this has happened to someone around here, it is usually the thermostat. I suggest taking it to a mechanic. If you have to ask for advice on this type of helpful hints email, you should likely get someone who has training to do your vehicle repairs.

Question: Heater Vents Not Working in F150

Why does the air in my 95 F 150 only come out of defrost vent no matter where the air directional knob is?

By PFC from Elkridge, MD

Question: Heater Not Working Properly in 2003 Dodge

I have a 2003 Dodge 1500 Hemi. The heat on the seats works well and the heat on the window barely blows any heat. What would be wrong with this?

By gail


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By Louise B. [5]12/19/2013

The heat in the seats has nothing whatsoever to do with your defrost or heater.

I would go to a mechanic in a good shop. If you have to ask what could be the problem, you are not going to be able to fix it yourself.

Question: Truck Heater Not Blowing Hot Air

I have a 2009 GMC Wt truck. About a month ago, lukewarm air only would come out. I also noticed at the same time that the left and right blinkers worked, but no noise, just visual. The radiator is full. Today, no heat at all, just cold air. Temp reads 210 on average.

By Troy

Question: Truck Heater Not Working

I have a '99 e250 truck. The heater core hoses won't get hot neither will heater core. I replaced all hoses and radiator including thermostat. After a fix for overheating, neither the heat core lines nor the core will get hot. Stop Leak has been put in old radiator. I used a hose to flush the core and did get water to go through under high pressure, from hose.

By Erick from Baltimore, MD

Question: 1993 S-10 A/C Heater Not Blowing Air

I have a 1993 Chevy S-10 pickup and the a/c and heater does not blow air.

By Ronald


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By Louise B. [5]12/16/2013

Go see a mechanic. They go to school and train so they solve these sorts of problems.

Question: Truck Heater Not Working

I have changed my heater core out and put in a new thermostat. The blower is working, it is getting hot at the core, but no circulation. I have a '96 GMC Sierra.

By Brad

Question: 98 Dodge Dakota Heater Not Working

I recently changed out my heater core because it was leaking. I purchased an after market part which turned out to be slightly smaller than the original. After putting everything back together I didn't get the same heat as before. If I sit parked I get heat, but once I drive down the road, it cools off. Someone told me if I put it on max ac, it will recirculate the cab air, and then it works decently. If I switch it to defrost or any other setting, it starts to cool down. It's as if I have too much air coming in and bypassing the core. The gauge on the dash says the temp is good and I have done everything possible to trouble shoot this (thermostat, bleed the coolant line, etc.). I also have a draft coming from the passenger side under the dash. What am I missing? I had plenty of heat before this all took place.

By Kent R


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By caleliv8802/01/2014

I have a 1995 Chevy Silverado k1500 and I have the same problem. If you have fixed yours please post the issue. I also have had my hand on the heater core when hot then turned on the fan to blow hot air and half the core will be ice cold while the other side of core is hot. This is with the brand new core put in.

cale

Question: 1997 Ford Ranger Heater Problem

When it is really cold out, my Ranger does not throw very much warm air. When it is warmer out it throws plenty of heat. The heater door does not operate, but is in the right position. Both the in and out heater hoses get hot. Has anybody run into this problem before? The temperature gauge always runs where it is suppose to be. Every so often after 4 or 5 miles the temperature gauge will drop all the way down and then blow cold air and then slowly go back up. Thanks for the help.

By Mark L.

Question: '95 Dodge Dakota Heater Not Blowing Hot Air

The heater in my 95 Dodge Dakota does not blow hot air. I can hear it switch from hot to cold and the blower and compressor are both working so what else could it be?

By Debra from Houston


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By Louise B. [5]12/13/2013

I think it is the thermostat when this happens. Take it to a reputable mechanic and tell him the problem. Don't try to do half of his job for him; don't tell him what you want replaced, as that may not really be the problem. Just tell him you want the heater to heat! My son is a mechanic, and he says it is not helpful for the customer to come in and tell the professional mechanic what to do. Often that doesn't solve the problem. Let your mechanic do the work for which he was trained.

Question: 1999 Dodge Ram Heater/AC Problem

My 1999 Dodge Ram swaps from cold to hot and back randomly. What could be the problem?

By Tad

Question: Truck Heater Problems

My 2011 F150 blows hot air on the passenger side, but cold on the driver side.

By Wes

Question: Dodge Ram Heater Problems

I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 and when I turn on the heater all I get is a little bit of heat only on low fan speed. When I turn up the fan speed it still blows, but cooler instead of hotter. Can anybody help me with my heater problem? Thank you.

By Daniel from Austin, TX

Question: Problems With 1997 Mazda B2300 Heater

My heater knob was stuck and only blowing out hot air. Now it is stuck only blowing out cold air. The knob turns both directions.

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Question: Truck Heater Won't Blow Hot Air

The heater will not blow hot air. The truck doesn't run hot and cools fine.

By Tim


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By Lizzyanny [9]11/24/2013

Your heater fan is broken.

Question: 2008 GMC Only Blows Hot Air

I have a 2008 GMC and it only blows hot air. Please help.

By D.O. from Saskatoon, SK

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My heater is not blowing on the floor or dash. It blows out the vents, but not warm air. The compressor keeps kicking on and off even when the A/C is not off.

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The air conditioner works, but heater does not. Any help?

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Question: Dodge Dakota Heater Not Working Properly

The heat on my 2001 Dodge Dakota only works on the third setting half the time, but you have to giggle the key. All my fluids are fine, but I'm not sure what else it could be. Help?

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Question: GMC Heater Broken and Parts Lost Inside Vents

Heater fan.I have a 1995 GMC K1500. My motor on the blower/fan was making a loud noise. I removed it cleaned it and oiled the shaft. I put it back in and it was still noisy. So I bought a new one and installed it. There are 5 screws and it only fits one way. Everything was good and tight.

I fired the truck up and turned the heat on high. It ran great for about 20 seconds then made a God awful noise. I took it apart and the fan was gone except for where it mounts to motor. My question is what caused this? And where did all the parts of the fan end up? Do I need to worry with them? I got Auto Zone to swap the part for free. I don't want to install till I know what's going on. Is there any way to vacuum out the passages to the vents? Please help.

By Stokes S

Question: Heater Air Not Blowing on all Speeds

My heater only blows air on the highest setting. No air comes out on low or mid settings. My blower motor went out and I replaced it, but now it only blows on high. I have a 2006 Ram 1500 truck.

By c. gamel


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By Robbie E.03/08/2014

Check your blower motor resistor I think it's under your glove box.

Question: 2000 GMC Sierra Heater Not Working Properly

The heater in my 2000 GMC Sierra on occasion will get warm, but doesn't stay that way for long. Will flushing my system work or could there be another problem?

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Question: Heating Problem in Truck

I have cleaned my system out. I have made sure my hoses were not crossed, I have coolant, I have changed my thermostat and I have also made sure my core was not stopped up. I still have no heat, just cold air. I have checked my flap with my knob controls and it opens and closes. What can I do for the problem?

By L.S.


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By Helmut [8]10/30/2013

Don't worry about the air duct flap. Find the fluid control valve, that sends hot radiator fluid to the small interior radiator. Most likely that valve is stuck.
On most vehicles that valve is a rotary type valve, and luckily, some WD40 and some energetic cranking back and forth with some vise-grips for a few minutes, will loosen it up. Disconnect the wire or cable pull running to it, before you start forcing it.

If you can't loosen it up, replace it.
Have fun!
DearWebby

Question: Ford 150 Heater Not Working

My 2001 Ford 150xl v6 heater was making a flapping sound for awhile and has stopped. It stopped blowing heat, but would work by tapping the heater now there is no heat. What is the problem?

By RD


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By telvis5512/02/2013

Check your heater blend door motor.

Question: Truck Heater Problems

There is no heat. There is fluid in the radiator, but the two lines going in the fire wall are hot.

Roger

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My truck blows hot air when the fan is off and the temperature setting control is on cold.

By Joe

Question: 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Heater Won't Turn Off

My daughter's truck heater won't stop working even when it is turned off. It is worse when the truck is accelerating, pressing on the gas pedal. We have tried putting it on the a/c side and it stills blows just as hot, and I mean really hot. My 1975 Dodge D100 has similar problems, while my Dodge Caravan just needs to be set to the a/c side to have it stop blowing hot at least. No one around our small town knows what we are talking about, meaning the mechanics.

By Laurie C.

Question: Heater Not Working in 1996 Ford Ranger

I have a 1996 Ford Ranger. Recently the heat stopped working. I changed the thermostat and the heater core and still no heat, please help.

By Bob


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By kimberly02/07/2013

We bought my daughter a 1998 ford ranger. The air conditioner would not hold charge. Then the heater would blow luke warm air even after running for a long while. Since I really dont know if yours is doing this or just not working all together. It's really hard to say but, here is what we did to fix hers with her problem. It's called air door actuator.

If you are close to a napa store the part number is 655-1551 (this was for a 1998), but still might be the same. And here was the kicker; t was located inside of the glove box. Well the glove box was taken out it was in behind it. Hope this helps or it may help someone....and my husband says I shouldnt keep all those boxes of used parts...lol.

Question: Ranger Heater Only Runs on High Speed

I have only high speed on my Ford Ranger heater fan. How can I fix this?

By Serge


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By Kathy [3]01/06/2012

Hi, my car did the same thing. It is the heat resistor fan speed control switch. t is usually found near the firewall on the passenger side. The part can be bought at most any auto parts place, cost about $35.Google your vehicle/heat resistor fan speed control switch and you should be taken to a page showing you where it is located. Good luck, Kathy

Question: Truck Heater Doesn't Heat

I have checked the thermostat and the flaps. The heater hoses are hot and still the heater does not heat the cab. What could be wrong?

By Dickie G.


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By Sheila [3]12/08/2011

More than likely it's the heater core, mine is in the same fix. I have a Ford Ranger XLT and mine went out a couple years ago. My husband bought the core and was told the whole dashboard has to come out! He thought it came out from under the dash, but no, it didn't, what a job to do. I drove my car and he drove his truck and that's why it hasn't been fixed yet. :(

Question: GMC Truck Heater Blower Not Working

I replaced the blower motor on my 2005 GMC Sierra truck. I also replaced the resister. The motor only blows once in a while on level 5 when I am driving. What could it be?

By Steve R.

Question: Ford Ranger Heater Not Working

My 1996 Ford Ranger heater will not blow hot air. Any suggestions?

By AR


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By Deanj11/05/2011

I would check the thermostat. You should always replace the thermostat when changing the coolant with a high temperature thermostat. Sometimes people have the coolant changed and replace the thermostat with a low temperature unit and that will blow cooler air. My car was blowing cooler air but the reason was my coolant was down little over a half a gallon.

Question: 1996 S10 Heater Not Working

My truck is a 96 S10 2.2l with a manual transmission. The heater is not functioning. I have flushed and back flushed the heater core already and changed the coolant and flushed it too. So now I don't know what to do. I need help guys.

By Jon P.


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By Myrna [13]10/31/2011

I asked my husband and he said the same thing as zoodad, so that is two in favor of so far.

Question: Truck Heater Problems

How do I fix a 2007 Ford Ranger heater? It has been to the shop and they said there was no problem with the heater core, but only a leak. It still does not work.

By Brenda


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By Dana P.03/06/2013

Turn your cold to hot mixture knob back and forth and listen for it to open and/or close. Mine puts out either cold or luke warm air. I was pulling a uhaul trailer and the temp never went above low on the guage. When I stopped because I thought I was low on coolant I was able to actually remove the cap and see it was full also put my finger in coolant and it's luke warm. I've changed out the door on a ford RV that one wouldn't move so you wouldn't hear it close. I flushed my system and I will be replacing the thermostat.

Question: Dodge Dakota's Heater Not Working

I am having heating problems with my '99 Dodge Dakota.

By Manuel from NJ


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By Lilac [18]12/18/2010

Maybe you need a new heater core.

Question: Car Vent Only Blows Hot Air

The a/c is not blowing cold in my 2004 Ford Ranger.

By Dennis from Rockledge, FL


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By Marjorie C. Woodworth [82]04/09/2010

You probably need to have your A/C recharged with freon.

Question: 1997 Dodge Dakota AC Heater Blower Not Working

I have a 1997 Dodge Dakota extended cab, 5 speed. The heater and air conditioning unit isn't blowing cool or warm air into the cab. It doesn't seem like the blower is working. Any advice on fixing it would be appreciated.

By George from Franklin, PA


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By Cheryl [1]12/22/2009

Check the fuses.

Question: 1999 Ford Ranger Heater Not Working

Please help, it's getting cold. The heater is not working in my 1999 Ford Ranger. The heater core is getting hot and air is coming through the vents. I can't locate the transfer door between the heater core and the evaporator core. Where is the actuator? Is it vacuum or electric?

By Mike from Millington, TN


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By Harry Rainey Jr.01/17/2015

I have a 1998 Ford Ranger Truck that the Heater Module Switch went bad. A/C works fine but it doesn't do much good as a defroster. The 12 volt Defroster that are sold are about 12 Watts and don't do anything, don't waste your money.
What I did was buy a 400/800 Peak Watt Inverter from Harbor Freight, an extension cord and a 200 Watt Lashko Heater, total cost $60. I place the heater on the dash on a rubber mat so it doesn't slide and turn on the heat and use the blower on low to distribute the heat. It dried up the moisture and defrosted my windshield just fine. My girl friend placed it on the floor boards and heated up the cab in no time. It was made to handle a office cubicle so a truck cab is no problem. There is no tip over switch on the heater so care must be used. It's only 200 Watts and the Inverter handled it with no problem. When I shut down, I shut off the Inverter so it doesn't drain my battery. Only problem it scrambles the AM radio signals but not FM, I can live with that when its C-O-L-D.

RE: 1999 Ford Ranger Heater Not Working

Question: 1994 Ford Ranger Heater is Not Working

My 94 Ranger has a heater problem that I can not figure out. First off the the temp gauge does the windshield wiper thing, up and down, up and down. To make matters worse, often there is no heat. I have changed the thermostat and that didn't help. The top hose from the radiator does get warm, sometimes the heater hose gets hot. I've flushed the system once already. Any ideas?

Richard from Waterford, CT


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By Mary (Guest Post)12/20/2008

My husband had the same problem with our 93 Ranger. Several years ago, after driving for 2 Chicago winters with no heat (he tried all the usual stuff), I suggested he SOAK the heater core in CLR over night. Then he flushed it SEVERAL times with clear water, reinstalled it and it still works fine! He is toasty warm...of course NOW the Air Conditioner does not work...but his window does!

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