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Really cold weather, and my heater doesn't blow warm air.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 03:44 PM
any and all suggestions are welcome here. im hoping one of you guys has a good trick to jump start the heat again.
oh yea, make and model is a 1981 hatchback....
One more thing. Before my heat quit pumping hot air, i had that gurgleing sound on the drivers side near the firewall everytime i would downshift, or get into higher RPMS....That is the reason i think something is frozen. and yes i have antifreeze in the car....
Posted 06 January 2004 - 03:56 PM
You could go to a higher temp thermostat..... but I doubt you want to change that in the cold....
My wagon gets to about 1/4 on the temp scale - which is tolerable, and the Brat hardly even registers - but since the cab is so small, it eventually is tollerable too. Last night it was about 18 degrees here, and I drove teh wagon in 3rd gear at 55 MPH to keep the R's up for heat.....
Posted 06 January 2004 - 03:58 PM
the motor ran fine, and got enough water, just the lines were froze
Posted 06 January 2004 - 03:59 PM
and this morning I found out the hard way that the battery wasnt getting charged enough at that rate... the battery is dead
I had to walk a mile in the snow to get my Impreza to go out and buy groceries today
Posted 06 January 2004 - 04:04 PM
The heater isn't blowing any warm air at all, it is cold as can be.
archemitis, how did you fix your problem? Or have you yet. I am thinking that i have the same problem as you.
Flow, i think my belts may be slipping as well because my voltmeter is reading low as well.....how do i fix that problem?
Posted 06 January 2004 - 04:07 PM
Posted 06 January 2004 - 04:09 PM
It turned out the brand-new aftermarket stat was stuck full open.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 04:52 PM
Posted 06 January 2004 - 05:27 PM
Posted 06 January 2004 - 06:18 PM
I am going out to tinker with it right now, so ill keep you all updated.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 09:34 PM
so now my question is, is 50/50 water and antifreeze not a good combination for winter? what else can i do to prevent this from happening again?
Posted 06 January 2004 - 11:29 PM
Posted 07 January 2004 - 07:37 AM
it froze solid.. radiator and all.. had to let it run in 20 min intervals cause it was trying to overheat doe to the rock solid ice in it.. after about 4 intervals it finally thawed out.. heater core was last to thaw tho..
on another note is was 16 degrees when i left for work. the little junkyard hatch heated up to normal and had plenty of heat the hole way.. damn was it cold outside..
Posted 07 January 2004 - 01:07 PM
Posted 08 January 2004 - 07:51 AM
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