Why heater is not blowing hot

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Asked by Aug 04, 2013 at 06:28 PM about the 2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 dodge neon sxt I
changed out the thermostat and
heater not blowing hot and making
noise and motor sounds strange.
Why?

9 Answers

if you check the translucent coolant jug is it filled between "hot" and "Cold"??? what color is your coolant? brown?

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tell me you did not use tap water...but a 50/50 ethylene glycol mix~

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there is a "dip tube" inside the cap...if this one falls off you WILL overheat~

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I believe yours has a cable operated diverter valve that opens the coolant to the heater core~ examine the function with one person activate and the other at the diverter to see if it is movin'~

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The blend door on these cars is cable actuated - it's possible for the blend door to bind up and prevent the door from diverting hot air through the heating ducts.

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Where is the blend door??

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The blend door is built into the heater box... The dashboard needs to be removed to access it.

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Omg!!!! Ok thanks

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In this case the blend door can be checked from the passenger seat where there's an access panel so no need to pull the dashboard.

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