when i drive my car and turn heat on or deflost it blows cold air

30

Asked by Nov 17, 2014 at 04:33 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Impala Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I don't know if I need a theorstat but my car will not give off hot air when I turn the heat on or the deflost also my temp gauge goes up to hot and down to cool all the time I am driving

9 Answers

20

I would change the thermostat it sounds to me like it's sticking

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
40

It could be anything from a thermostat and filter to a starter/alternator to a water pump. Start with fixing the thermostat and filter. It's about $10 tp $16 for the parts and easy to install. If that doesn't work you may have a bad starter/alternator which isn't giving enough power to make heat. And if it's not that it will be a bad water pump which isn't filtering the water properly and making the air come out cold! Just fixed this in my hope you figure it out (:

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

so if It is blowing cold air that means the thermostat is not working?

40

Best bet is the thermostat considering your heat gauge obviously isn't registering correctly

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
40

It doesn't necessarily mean that. It will blow out cold for all of the things I listed but thermostat is the cheapest and most common problem so it's where I started on my vehicle and it make it warmer but had to also get a water pump because it wasn't filtering the water which also makes the heat come out like ac

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

Most likely it's the thermostat

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

the water pump was just replaced last week so I should start with the thermostat first?

30

what is a thermostat and filter I didn't know that a thermostat has a filter?

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
40

Yes start with that. You purchase the thermostat and they tell you that you will also need the filter. The filter goes at the end of the black hose that connects to the engine and the other end of hose attaches to front part of car under hood(you are gonna need to ask the parts store for something to make filter stick) The thermostat doesn't go in the same place though all together it will cost you less than 20 for parts (at autozone) cost of labor I'm insure because I installed my own

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Impala

Looking for a Used Impala in your area?

CarGurus has 35,546 nationwide Impala listings starting at $899.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Impala Questions

Chevrolet Impala Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 1,820
#2 Danny Wang
Danny Wang
Reputation 1,680
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,161 Great Deals out of 79,219 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
351 Great Deals out of 31,370 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
1,051 Great Deals out of 68,868 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
327 Great Deals out of 24,436 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
717 Great Deals out of 44,995 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,296 Great Deals out of 75,736 listings starting at $1,695
Used Toyota Camry
1,223 Great Deals out of 84,969 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,922 Great Deals out of 183,083 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
598 Great Deals out of 32,881 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Taurus
265 Great Deals out of 19,091 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
3,899 listings starting at $23,206
2017 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
89 Great Deals out of 12,206 listings starting at $13,800
2016 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 1,864 listings starting at $12,970
2015 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,453 listings starting at $10,780
2014 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 2,547 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.