I have '95 Legacy Sedan AWD 2.2. I'm wondering if everything is ok with the heater...
I suppose the temperature gauge needle should be horizontal when the engine is at normal running temperature, pointing to 9 o'clock. Mine points to aprrox. 8:30. That's not a big issue, but for me the heater is not producing so hot air as I'm used to. Are these two issues related to each other?
If we have (and usually have during winter) minus 15 Celsius or more, the heater can provide just enough warm air. But, the temp lever must be so far right as it can be. Reducing the temp setting even a little will cause the incoming air to cool down significantly. Just like some flap is not opening enough or the water is not hot enough. Is this normal? I checked the flap mechanism and it seems to operate correctly.
Another thing. I crawled under passenger side dash and noticed some adhesive tape mess under the heater box. I removed them (and got some garbage into my eyes), there is a rectangular opening about 5in * 0.5in. Seems like something is missing there. You can see some core and the blower resistor through the opening. There is also a lever which seems like it should hold something there.
Here is a picture of the heater box: http://www.rantakall...ages/heater.jpg The opening is covered with a tape. The lever is just in the middle of the picture.