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2004 Honda Element Question: Heater doesn't heat.

 

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Edward H Bernardin, Ogden, UT, July 06, 2009, 21:34
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What would cause my car to stop heating? It only has 26,500 miles on it. The fan seems to work fine but the inside never gets warm.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 06, 2009, 23:25
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    First check the basics, low coolant level can result in poor heater operation. Honda have a Service Bulletin stating the heater cable frequently detaches from the heater control valve which is located on the firewall/rear of the engine compartment. They suggest reattaching the cable and slipping a small piece of tubing on top off the reatached cable loop to prevent it falling off again, should take 5 minutes if this is whats wrong.
    Attached is a link to a similar type valve
    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://z.about.com...

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