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Old 03-17-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
Sean Kirby
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Car doesn't heat up

I have a 98 Ford Explorer XLT, 5.0L AWD. Sometimes, but not always, the car
just doesn't heat up. When it doesn't heat up I obviously have no heat.
The temperature gauge doesn't show the car heating up at all. But sometimes
it does heat up, however when this happens I have too much heat coming out
of the heater. I can't seem to turn the heater setting down and usually end
up turning the heater off and on to control how hot it gets in the car. Any
ideas.
--sean.


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Old 03-17-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Car doesn't heat up

Sounds like a bad thermostat to me, sticking open and closed. Better
get it replaced, flush the cooling system and add new anti-freeze.

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 15:38:23 -0500, "Sean Kirby"
<sean.kirby@blazenet.com> wrote:

>I have a 98 Ford Explorer XLT, 5.0L AWD. Sometimes, but not always, the car
>just doesn't heat up. When it doesn't heat up I obviously have no heat.
>The temperature gauge doesn't show the car heating up at all. But sometimes
>it does heat up, however when this happens I have too much heat coming out
>of the heater. I can't seem to turn the heater setting down and usually end
>up turning the heater off and on to control how hot it gets in the car. Any
>ideas.
>--sean.
>


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Old 03-18-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
Belisarias
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Re: Car doesn't heat up

Big Shoe <right_old@mynet.com>
wrotenews:nbhk31lvnq74p7efb0651bj6esdfa1lveg@4ax.com:

> Sounds like a bad thermostat to me, sticking open and closed. Better
> get it replaced, flush the cooling system and add new anti-freeze.
>
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 15:38:23 -0500, "Sean Kirby"
> <sean.kirby@blazenet.com> wrote:
>
>>I have a 98 Ford Explorer XLT, 5.0L AWD. Sometimes, but not always, the
>>car just doesn't heat up. When it doesn't heat up I obviously have no
>>heat. The temperature gauge doesn't show the car heating up at all. But
>>sometimes it does heat up, however when this happens I have too much
>>heat coming out of the heater. I can't seem to turn the heater setting
>>down and usually end up turning the heater off and on to control how hot
>>it gets in the car. Any ideas.
>>--sean.
>>

>
>



Also could be as simple as low on water. A big burp and air in the system,
and no heat, then all the water comes in.
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