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[first time answering questions] car heater works like the reverse of the normal cooling radiator - in fact the heater is like a small version of the rad that's on the frnt of the car - the hot water from the engine block goes into this small rad and the heater fan blows air thru it into the car - the hot heater rad loses heat into the car and - bingo - you get warm inside

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Why cant get the heater to work in the car?

You could have a problem with your thermostat in the car.

Why does car heater work when car is off?

The battery runs a fan that pushes air through the residual engine heat in the heater radiator into the car.

Why does your heater only work when car is moving 00 Toyota Celica?

the heater of your car does not only work when the car is in motion. it only works when the engine is started. you don't have a heater in your car like you do your home. the heat that you feel when you turn on your heater in your car is produced by the engine. and there for if your car is not on then you will not receive any heat. some cars take longer than others to "heat up".

Will your heater on your car work if there is no antifreeze in the radiator?

Not very well.

What do you do if your car heater does not work at all?

have you checked the fuses? if so, maybe the heater core needs replacing

Why might a 1989 Lincoln Town Car heater not work?

You might need a new thermostat or heater core.

When a car thermostat does not work properly can this make your car surge when you go to acclerate if heater is on full blast in a cold car?


Does a car heater need gasoline to work?

The engine has to be running and warmed up for the heater to produce hot air. So yes, you need gasoline to get heat from your car (unless you have an electric car).

How come the heater in the Maxima doesn't work?

Maybe it is out of antifreeze? If older car, maybe you need the radiator and heater flushed.

Why would your car heater not work Car radiator giving bubbles but they go away when you turn AC on or when radiator fan turns on?

There is only one thing you can do if your Heater in your car is not working. You will have to take it to the dealership and have them look at it.

Why does your heater only work when car is moving 97 ford probe?

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Why would the blower not work on a 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra windshield when the car is running yet work when the car is set to AC?

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Where do you get block heater put in your car?

Do you mean where on a car is a block heater install or who do you take the car to to install?

Why does my heater not work but blower does?

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What causes the heater not to work and the car to over heat on a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am?

Low coolant.

Do portable car heaters work?

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Why is your car heater making a whining sound but does not work?

Most likely your fan blade mechanism inside heater motor is discounted from motor, or loose from motor.

Anti freeze leaking into the car?

generally if anti freeze is leaking into car this indicates that the heater core is worn out and has a hole you need to replace heater core ,or lift the hood and disconect the heater hoses join the hoses together with small pipe and 2 hose clamps and the leak will stop But the heater will not work

What is wrong when the heater in my car 2005 Pontiac doesn't work car cut off?

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What does installed mean?

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What makes the heat only work when car is in motion?

The heater is probably worked by the heat generated by the engine.

Why does my car heater only work when the rpms are high?

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What need to do if the heat in car don't work also the ac?

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Why does the heater in your 1995 town car only work on high?

The blower motor speed resistor is burned out.

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