heating/coolant level

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Redlocks, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Redlocks

    Redlocks Guest

    Last week the heater on my 1987 T & C wagon suddenly began blowing cold air
    when the temperature control was set to hot. I had a similar problem with a
    previous vehicle where the cable running to a flap that allowed hot air from
    the engine to enter the ventilation system had failed.

    I later noticed that the engine was running hot.

    The next day I noticed a very small puddle of dirty coolant mixture beneath
    the car. As it turned out the coolant/water level in the radiator was very
    low. Obviously I have some type of leak.

    Anyway, when I replaced the coolant, the heat began working fine.
    Could someone explain the connection between the coolant level and the


    Redlocks, Nov 15, 2004
  2. Redlocks

    Nate Nagel Guest

    The coolant is the fluid that serves as the transfer medium between the
    engine block and the radiator - as well as the heater core. If there is
    no coolant, there is no transfer so not only does your heat not work,
    but your engine overheats.

    You need to find out where the coolant is leaking from and have it
    repaired, as overheating is not particularly good for your engine.

    Nate Nagel, Nov 15, 2004
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