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Old 12-09-2010, 12:24 PM   Thread Starter #1
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So my radiator was replaced last year. Now that its cold the car wont blow heat until I drive it. At a stop it blows cool air again. Also, when it blows cool air, I can smell a kinda ac or something. Simple fix or what?

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Wow das weird
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have you checked the fluid level in radiator?
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Default Re: No heat

You likely have an air bubble in the heater core and it needs to be burped. Gotta get the front of the car up higher than the rear with a jack, ramps, or steep drive way/hill. Take off the radiator cap and let it idle with the heat on full blast with the radiator cap off until the radiator fan kicks on. Then rev the engine to atleast 2k rpm intermittently trying not to splash coolant out of the open radiator(see below on how not to splash). Add coolant as needed. The air bubble will go to the highest point and escape the system, which is the radiator cap opening when the front end is raised up higher than the rear.

If your smelling a sweet smell either inside or out then there is a coolant leak.

There is a mod that you can do to the radiator cap to hold open the pressure relieve valve so that you can put the radiator cap back on and not splash but i have never done it. Some one who has will chime in I'm sure. What i used is a spill free funnel. Allows you to keep a steady supply of coolant in the funnel and the air comes right out. Only takes 5 minutes or so with the spill free funnel after the car is warmed up.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Lisle...Q5fAccessories
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Well I went and got an oil change. The coolant resivour was empty. They filled it and it seemed like the heat kicked in while the car sat there. Where did the coolant go? No spots where I park it.

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Check your carpet on the passenger side. If it is wet, you have an issue with the heater core.
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Well I went and got an oil change. The coolant resivour was empty. They filled it and it seemed like the heat kicked in while the car sat there. Where did the coolant go? No spots where I park it.

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its mostly water. It evaporates.
If you hear a "sloshing sound" coming from your passenger side dash, then you will still have to Burp it like the Don above said.
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Default Re: No Heat

with mine, i had the sloshing sound, and all i did was add more coolant to it. hasnt made the noise since. i never opened the radiator cap.
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Default Re: No heat

Directions already given in this post....
Right here....

3rd or 4th post to your question....





read below...



Originally Posted by DAlastDON View Post
You likely have an air bubble in the heater core and it needs to be burped. Gotta get the front of the car up higher than the rear with a jack, ramps, or steep drive way/hill. Take off the radiator cap and let it idle with the heat on full blast with the radiator cap off until the radiator fan kicks on. Then rev the engine to atleast 2k rpm intermittently trying not to splash coolant out of the open radiator(see below on how not to splash). Add coolant as needed. The air bubble will go to the highest point and escape the system, which is the radiator cap opening when the front end is raised up higher than the rear.

If your smelling a sweet smell either inside or out then there is a coolant leak.

There is a mod that you can do to the radiator cap to hold open the pressure relieve valve so that you can put the radiator cap back on and not splash but i have never done it. Some one who has will chime in I'm sure. What i used is a spill free funnel. Allows you to keep a steady supply of coolant in the funnel and the air comes right out. Only takes 5 minutes or so with the spill free funnel after the car is warmed up.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Lisle...Q5fAccessories
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Directions already given in this post....
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3rd or 4th post to your question....


read below...
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I"m having the same issue lately. Idle is cold air, once i start moving its warm again. I'm going to try the above.
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good stuff..
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Like Don said, it's air in the system. After a coolant drain it takes approximately 25 minutes to properly "burp" the system of all air.
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Default Re: No Heat

sorry to bring this back from the dead, but i had to.

packet you said about 25 min to properly burp it, is there a way to tell that its good 2 go? other than just putting it back together and starting it up? my car has had the sloshing since the day i bought it almost, but the heater never acted up til this year.

im gonna give that a try and hopefully it will help. i need to seafoam too so maybe ill do both this weekend.

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sorry to bring this back from the dead, but i had to.

packet you said about 25 min to properly burp it, is there a way to tell that its good 2 go? other than just putting it back together and starting it up? my car has had the sloshing since the day i bought it almost, but the heater never acted up til this year.

im gonna give that a try and hopefully it will help. i need to seafoam too so maybe ill do both this weekend.

thanks for the help guys, as always.
You basically let the car idle , turn on the HEAT and Only HEAT inside the car no A/C , rev up and hold it about 1500rpm for a good min or 2 ,

Then the air bubbles will start bubbling , and just let the car idle and heat up for 20 mins or so , just watch the Rad neck and all the air should travel up.


Alot of people dont realized that they should burp the rad at least twice a year, guys like us in FLORIDA esp since were usually year around in warm weather.
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good to know. thanks niz.

ill report back with results haha.
although the heater is the least of my poor max's problems.
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