Also, check to make sure your anti-freeze/water mixture is correct.
I'd guess it would be either your thermostat, or heater core. The thermostat is the much cheaper option, but I'd almost bet it's the heater core.
Not sure about your specific year of truck, but mine was a b**ch to do!!
If water pump needs to be, or has been, replaced you might try flushing the heater core backwards. Found my core had ingested all of the metal pieces from a water pump that had self destructed. Once flushed, the heater output returned to the expected level.
2000 Nubira, same problem, no water flow from block to heater, core not blocked, runs fine????????????
Thermostat stuck open or heater core clogged. I had a similar problem in feb.2005 with my 1998 S-10 Blazer and it was due to the Dex-cool had turned to sludge , and that caused lots of problems. The first thing to do is after the engine is warmed up, feel the heater hoses going into the heater . if they are hot then the problem is in the heater, probably just adjustment or fuse. If they are just warm to cool then the answer is in the engine, probably needs a thermostat. answer can also be the temperature control switch in dasboard of car
Yes, replacing the heater core should slove the problem.
The heater core on a Dodge Dakota is inside the HVAC housing, under the dash.
i have the same truck, their is no such item availbe for this year the closest one is 1993. if its a heater issue try back flushing the heater core, very very common problem.
To replace a 1988 Dakota heater core, first discharge the A/C. Then remove the lower instrument panel before removing the heater box unit.
You would diagnose the situation to determine the source of the problem you're having. At that point you can decide what steps are needed to repair the problem.
You will need to remove the water lines from your 1995 Dodge Dakota truck heater core. Remove the heater core retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new heater core.
There are signs that there is a problem with a hot water heater. When you cannot get your water to heat. It could be signs that the pipes leading to the heater are leaking. It could be a problem with the thermostat in the heater.
Pressure test system to determine the origination of leak i.e. hose, radiator, heater core, etc.
I had that problem with my Dakota for almost 3 years. Finally I caught a good whiff of antifreeze. My heater core had a small leak in it. Since it has been replaced, it's been good. I'm not saying that is your problem, but that's what cured mine. good luck ............
I had the same problem - it's a bad resistor. Most mecahnics can change this and it didn't cost a lot if I remember.
most common problem is the blower resistor In the firewall on the passenger side of the truck is the blower motor speed resister coils, they burn out alot. I could not find one for my Dakota so I got one from a dodge caravan and I changed the wirring, that is the most likely problem
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Not enough info. Car heater? House heater? Gas? electric? Water?
I wouldn't think you could flush a heater core. you can flush a radiator. Heater core you would have to replace if it is leaking or stopped up
It is more then likely your heater core. is it fogging up in your vehicle?
heater core is leaking.
This is my son-in-laws truck. I have to fix it
A possible cause could be that you have a clogged heater core.
Drain the water from the cooling system. Remove the water hose from the heater core. Remove the heater core retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new heater core.
The heater motor blower might not work in a 1995 Dakota because the wire harness behind the glove compartment came apart. The radio might not work because of a fuse.
look at the date sticker on it
You start by troubleshooting to determine exactly what the problem is. There's more than one thing which can go wrong with a heater, so you either diagnose it to narrow down the cause, or you just throw parts at it until you get it right.
this could be from the heater core. When the heater core goes out it leaks....right into the passenger side floor board If it is water, not coolant, the problem could be a plugged air conditioner drain. Easily accesible from under the hood.