Since it started getting cold I've noticed that my heat doesn't seem to be working. I will let my jeep warm up try the heat and nothing but cold air. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I am leaning towards the thermostat.
I have been looking for any writeups on how to replace it in the diy section but can't find anything is it hard to do ? Any advice would be greatly appreciated on what you guys think it might be. I also thought it might be the heater core but I haven't had the slightest smell of coolant or any signs of it going. Thanks for reading .
11-26-2013 01:20 PM
If the temperature guage is moving shortly after startup and the engine reaches normal operating temperature , then your thermostat is most likely working and i would look at a blend door issue of some sort .
11-26-2013 01:22 PM
Sounds like the tstat is sticking.
Edit - I agree with yzjwk, though, if it's just your heat and the Jeep is running up to operating temp then I'd look at your heater core.
11-26-2013 05:29 PM
I will drive it tonight and update you all about the temp gage in the dash.
11-26-2013 05:39 PM
Also check coolant levels, no coolant in the engine equals bad.
11-26-2013 07:32 PM
Okay guys so I drove it and Temp gauge seems to be normal on gauge only thing I noticed was the gauge was getting a little over than normal but when i stopped I heard the fan cut on and temp gauge went back to normal now another thing I noticed was I had heat on full blast and it was working normal but when I turned it to defrost and then turned it back to top vents as normal it was really cold and then a few seconds later it heated up again as normal.
I am very hesitant to switch it between defrost and top vents because I am starting to think it is a blend door issue hopefully not because im sure its pricey.
I am going to check coolant levels it has been a while since ive done that. Thanks for all the help guys.
11-29-2013 07:07 PM
Topped off my coolant levels and problem solved thanks for the help guys
11-29-2013 08:13 PM
Check your waterpump and radiator. It would be wise to figure out where the coolant is going.....
11-30-2013 08:24 AM
Good idea yea when I topped it off it has basically solves all my problems and it's been a while since I checked coolant levels probably in 15k miles I know bad on me I don't have vehicle a lot my wife drives it ima do a flush here soon check for any leaks while I'm at it