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Old 03-14-2007, 08:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Heating Problems

Hi all new here. So hello to everyone.

Now down to business. I picked up my car on sunday and of course there is a few niggles as always! Firstly the heating.

I can get heat to the lower of the car i.e pointing down toward the legs but I am unable to get heat out of the upper vents. First point of call would have been the dial on the middle vent as it is broken but then surley it would have came out hot on the left and the right.

Secondly my thermostat is a little up and down (which is being replaced monday week) but if the thermostat was the cause of the problem surley no heat would go towards the lower vents??

I am stumped so if anybody could shed some light I would be very grateful

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welcome firstly,

secondly check a few things, 1 that your climate controls are all in working order (which you slightly explained above) including the center vent dial which is also a govern for heat/air. there are a few possiblities for this misshap, the worst case being that your final stage unit has gone bad, what i suggest is playing with the climate controls on A/C , heat and every range to see if any change occurs in heat/air placement. id like for you to check as much as you can before taking it to a pro to deal with as sometimes climate control issue can be quite troublesome and difficult to trouble shoot.
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But their is nothing wrong with the unit itself hence me not thinking it is the final stage resistor
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