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1996 Lexus ES300 Question: Heating doesn't work

 

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musa0907, 3.0L V6, Denver, CO, May 12, 2011, 13:25
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Just recently I bought 96 Lexus ES300 and found out as I was driving, that A/C and front & rear defogger works perfectly. However, the heater would not work even when I set the temperature control to Max Hot or above 80 degrees. Only the cold air comes out. What could possibly be wrong with this?

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    Davis Repair (22 Answers) , Greenwood Village, CO - (303) 562-1107
    Larry Brown May 12, 2011, 13:31
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    A blend or recirculation door is stuck open or closed. These doors can be difficult to reach because they are buried under the dash.

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    musa0907, May 12, 2011, 13:34
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    What would be the fixing cost (approximately) if I take this to the mechanics?

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    Larry Brown, May 12, 2011, 13:37
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    Most mechanics would start by diagnosing the problem with the car in the shop. Our diagnostic charge would be between $45.94 and 91.87.

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    musa0907, May 12, 2011, 13:50
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    Thank you for your reply. How about the cost of fixing it based on your assumption on this problem?

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    Larry Brown, May 12, 2011, 13:54
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    It would be hard to estimate because there are several doors. Some of the doors are harder to get to than others. If the entire dash board needs to be removed you are looking at over $500.

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