Can anyone tell me exactly where the thermostat is located on this car? It
is a 1.9L. I can't get heat! Took it to a shop today and paid 125.00 for
flush and fill and a new thermostat. Still don't have heat. Seems as though
thermostat is stuck open. No change since the repairs were made.
Any suggestions???? where is this part located exactly?
I really appreciate your assistance!!!!
even if the thermostat was stuck open you woulds still get heat when the
engine warms up..... let the motor run for about 15 minutes or do this
after driving for a bit... open the hood and put your hand on the upper
radiator hose... its hot??? if so then the engine is warm... then go
back to the firewall and feel the two heater hoses that go to the
heater(under the hood).. feel both, which one is hot???? you might have
a blocked heater core(if you ever put any kind of stop leak in the
coolant system it will block up the heater core and you will this
problem).. or it could be a loose or fallen off vacuum hose on the back
of the heater which is not shutting the door to give it heat....
I think it's under the distributor (I'm not sure exactly what you call
it, it's the electrical module that performs the function of the
former distributor). Or thereabouts. That's pretty close to where
both the upper radiator hose goes into the engine and the heater hose
Does the engine get warm according to the dash gauge?
Do you feel the blend door moving (maybe even hearing it shut against the
stops), as you move the lever from cold (blue) to hot (red)?
Are you sure it's a coolant flow issue, and not an airflow through the heater
The thermostat's inside the thermostat housing/cover. Simply follow the upper
radiator hose (driver's side) back to the engine. It's rather hidden by the
EDIS coil pack mounted above it.
Wow! I thank you for the replies! Believe it or not...we found the answer to
be a $4 radiator cap that was at fault. We had the cooling system pressure
checked, flushed, and a new thermostat installed..still no heat. The vacuum
on the heat door checked out ok, the heater core hoses were both luke warm,
the top hose was temped at best..but no pressure...we thought what the heck
and replaced the cap. 5 minutes later we had heat!
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