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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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JK only blowing cold air

I tried searching with no luck.

A friend with a 2011 jkur (70k miles) cannot get his jeep to blow hot air out. Last week he had his coolant system flushed. This weekend we removed his thermostat to confirm it was working, then top off the fluid and burped the jeep. After that, we let it warm up. The heater hoses got hot while it was idling. We had the fan on and adjusted all the controls and nothing but cold air blew out.

Any help would be great. Also, his coolant was redish brown, should he be concerned with that (some national chain auto shop did the flush)?

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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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The heater core sounds like it may need to be replaced or the system needs to be flushed again. You said the coolant was full correct?
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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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Check to see if both heater core lines (in/out) are getting warm.

Sometimes the problem is the blend door. Search that for more info.

Color is unreliable indicator of coolant type. Get the store that did the work to confirm they used HOAT coolant. That's very important.

What prompted the coolant change? The heater problem? The OEM stuff should've been OK for 5 yrs/100k.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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had this happend to my XJ similar miles. Drove in the cold with it for several months (no heat) thinking it was going to be an expensive repair. Took it to a shop I trusted and they flushed the heater core and it fixed it only cost $20. lol They said the heater core was gunked up and blocking the heat from working.
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The heater core sounds like it may need to be replaced or the system needs to be flushed again. You said the coolant was full correct?
Yes. Fluid was full.

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Check to see if both heater core lines (in/out) are getting warm.

Sometimes the problem is the blend door. Search that for more info.

Color is unreliable indicator of coolant type. Get the store that did the work to confirm they used HOAT coolant. That's very important.

What prompted the coolant change? The heater problem? The OEM stuff should've been OK for 5 yrs/100k.
Both lines were hot to the touch. We could not heard the blend door open or shut. And it was blowing cold from all vents.

I will get him to check into the coolant. This problem prompted the change.

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had this happend to my XJ similar miles. Drove in the cold with it for several months (no heat) thinking it was going to be an expensive repair. Took it to a shop I trusted and they flushed the heater core and it fixed it only cost $20. lol They said the heater core was gunked up and blocking the heat from working.
Hmmm. thanks.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #6
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My 11 JKUR did same at about 21.5 years 8K miles - i know enough to understand that when both hoses are hot coolant is flowing so it aint a plugged core. I dropped the glovebox door to get to the blend box - it was not cycling as I changed the heat setting so....

Went in to dealer and the blend door motor had broken - was operating motor but not door ... warranty in my case.
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