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Old 02-22-2006, 08:15   #1 (permalink)
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heat takes long time to warm up

This is the first winter I have driven my 2002 Explorer which I bought used. It has the electronic climate control, V6, and 42,000 miles. It seems like it takes a disproportionate amount of time for this truck to warm up compared to other cars I have owned and when it does the heat still isn't that hot. I can get confortable but I have the fan and temp all the way up on my 10 mile drive to he train. This is not the case with the Nissan Murano I have had for the last few weeks while the Ford is in the body shop. I live in Illinios so it does get cold here. Last summer I had the radiator flushed and new antifreeze put in. Is this normal operation or could there be something wrong with this truck? If there is something wrong how do I fix it? Any theories would be greatly appreciated! Thank You!
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:49   #2 (permalink)
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Re: heat takes long time to warm up

Check the water temp gauge..... if the engine is up to operating temp, but you're still not getting heat, the problem is probably in the temp control/blend door, but could be a plugged heater core.

If, on the other hand, the engine temp is low, put in a new t'stat.
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