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Old 12-29-2007, 07:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What could be the cause of a really weak heater? I replaced the thermostat but it still doesn't blow warm air until it's been running for along time. Also the fan does't blow that much air, what could that be?
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The cause of the fan not blowing much air is very likely a dirty air filter located behind the centre console. I replaced the filter on a right hand drive car by first removing the driver's side kick panel. I looked in toward the back of the centre console and found a catch that had to be released. I then pulled out the air filter which was surprisingly long.

The poor air flow could also be the cause of the heater problem.
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yeah your cabin filter may be pretty congested, id consider changing it
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You guys are gods-already have it ordered and it's on the way. Thanks
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