had the radiator flush in august 0f 2013 in dec of 2013 when i turned on the heater the driver side throws cold air and the passenger side throws warm air. what did firestone do wrong

Asked by Jan 01, 2014 at 10:59 AM about the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

aug of 2013 had radiator flush in dec of 2013 when i turned on the heater cold air on driver side and warm air on passenger what did firestone do wrong. also can i mix the red anti-freeze with green anti-freeze

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Sounds like you have a blend or mode door actuator issue. Very common problem with these trucks. Might even be one of the doors them selves broke.

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And this problem would not have been caused by a simple system flush. Also I would not advise mixing the anti-freezes. Stick to the same as what came with truck when new.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAclL84Qq8E --- this may help you figure out what is actually wrong with yours.

dont mix coolants, they will gel up and not flow through the engine and rad properly ( mechanic told me, havent tried it myself) i dont like the orange coolant, its very harsh on seals and gaskets, it disolved my o-rings in 1 year on a part i replaced, lost my coolant, thermometer didnt display correctly, blew my engine. if you are doing any work, or flushing it, i would replace it with green.

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