Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk
Reload this Page >

my truck heater doesn't heat, what's the problem?

Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

my truck heater doesn't heat, what's the problem?

Old 01-23-08, 05:31 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend & 2019 TOTY Winner
Thread Starter
 
Bacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: the 870
Posts: 21,263
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
my truck heater doesn't heat, what's the problem?

it blows luke warm air so it's not the fan

thermostat or something else
I swear I need one of the "Fixing stuff for Dummies" books
Old 01-23-08, 05:34 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
McHawkson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: America Empire
Posts: 14,752
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Possible blocked airflow from heat (the heat usually came from engine)?
Old 01-23-08, 05:38 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Working for Gizmonic Institute
Posts: 10,430
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Temp. sensor broken.
Old 01-23-08, 05:54 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk God
 
kvrdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 86,201
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If it isn't overheating the engine, you know it isn't because you don't have antifreeze in. That's good.

Thermostat could be broken, but are designed to break "open" which just makes it take longer to really warm up, but I have had them break "closed" before.

There is also a heat exchanger part that I have had go out before, but I forget what the hell it is called. Basically a mini radiator where the fan blows the heat through the vents. Might be blocked, but is part of the whole system, so unlikely that it is the problem if that is the only symptom.

The temp guage on your dash may be faulty, which seems to make the most sense, assuming you are letting it warm up enough to blow hot air with a broke "open" thermostat.

edit - Rereading my own post, it probably is the thermostat, and is taking a very long time to warm up, which is why you get luke warm air. It is broken "open" like it is suppose to do.
Old 01-23-08, 06:33 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Vibiana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Living in a van down by the river
Posts: 13,989
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Pray it's not the water pump or the heater core. If it is, take out a second mortgage.
Old 01-23-08, 06:43 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Bronkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: AnaheimLand, SoCal
Posts: 15,866
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If it's a Ford, it probably is the heater core.
Old 01-23-08, 06:51 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk God
 
kvrdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 86,201
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Heater core! That's the funny radiator thing. Oddly, it was in a ford mustang that mine sprung a leak and sprayed the inside windshield with anti-freeze.
Old 01-23-08, 06:52 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Vermont
Posts: 9,775
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If it doesn't heat your truck, you should consider thinking up a new name for it.
Old 01-23-08, 06:58 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Working for Gizmonic Institute
Posts: 10,430
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well it's 40 below and I don't give a fuck,
Got a heater in my truck and I'm off to the rodeo

It's an alla man left and alla man right
Come on you fuckin' dummy get your right step right
Get off stage you god damn goof you know

You piss me off, you fuckin' jerk
You get on my nerves

Here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand,
He's a one ball man and he's off to the rodeo

It's an alla man left and alla man right
Come on you fuckin' dummy get your right step right
Get off stage you god damn goof you know

You piss me off, you fuckin' jerk
You get on my nerves

Well it's 40 below and I ain't got a truck
and I don't give a fuck 'cause I'm off to the rodeo

Where it's an alla man left and alla man right
Come on you fuckin' dummy get your right step right
Get off stage you god damn goof you know

You piss me off, you fuckin' jerk
You get on my nervs

Here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand,
He's a one ball man and he's off to the rodeo

It's an alla man left and alla man right
Come on you fuckin' dummy get your right step right
Get off stage you god damn goof you know

You piss me off, you fuckin' jerk
You get on my nerves
Old 01-23-08, 07:00 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk God
 
kvrdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 86,201
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ah, the Klickitat County anthem. I had nearly forgotten about it.
Old 01-23-08, 08:13 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mrs. Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: With Nick Danger
Posts: 17,918
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Your truck has a heater? Man, are you spoiled.
Old 01-23-08, 08:29 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: chokin' you out in less than 30 seconds
Posts: 10,634
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
must be nice!
Old 01-27-08, 10:57 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Kittydreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 13,611
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I used to have an old Ford Mustang II. The only good thing about that car was the heater. It would get so hot, it could fuse your socks to your skin.

Sorry to hear about your broken heater, CB. Hope you get it fixed or warmer weather visits you soon.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.