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Old 11-05-2007, 07:34 AM   #1
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Cabin Heating Problem

Well its just snowed up here in Edmonton. So its going to stay cold here for a while. This is most likely why i have discovered this issue this week.

First of all i have a 2002 SVT focus.

When i turn my hot air in in the cabin, it blows hot for a short amount of time. If the fan speed is on low it will stay hotter for longer but eventually goes to cold(not ac cold though). If i run the fan on high it will stay hot for a very short amount of time.

Its almost though whatever part of the system that allows the hot coolant to flow is only allowing a small amount into the interior heating part of the system and when i run the hot air all the heart is removed from the coolant in the lines quickly.

I checked to see if my rad fans are running constantly and i even removed the fan resistor and cleaned it. It was only moderately dirty and the fans do seem to run as they should.

I have no other indicators that there are any problems all temp gauges read as they should as well as no CEL.

They only issue that I can see is that the heat runs out. I can turn the heat fan off for a minute or two and the heat recharges but then i run it again and the heat will run out again.

I am in school right now (for the next 5 weeks) and i really do not want to take this car to the stealership. I have fixed every other problem myself and with the help from Google and the gurus on this and other forums, hopefully this one can be fixed as well

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Heating Element? But not sure......Someone chime in if its something different.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:12 PM   #3
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this is in regards to suggestions from others on another message board


well I just checked my coolant level resivoir and it is very low so that would explain why there is not enough hot coolant to heat the cabin fully.

I followed the hoses comming from the resivoir to below the distrubuter. At that piont there is some sort of junction attached to the engine block. Perhaps it is the coolant pump and it is covered in coolant it appears. I think mabey a seal has gone and as a result it is leaking. Can somone confirm that this is the coolant pump. I have attached an image of the SVT engine bay with the location labeled. Is it a difficult job to replace the pump?

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thermostat and thermostat housing. pump is on the passenger side way down below.

buy a new thermostat and housing and replace as its likely that the thermostats stuck open as well.

edit: heres Zetec instructions....SVT may or may not be close to them.

http://www.focushacks.com/index.php?modid=59

and for your info: your thermostat controls how hot the engine runs...if its stuck open then your getting a large constant coolant flow all the time, causing your engine to run cold-blooded. when you turn on your heater, which is basically a small rad called a heater core it will be warm for a little bit...but then turn cold due to no available heat energy left in the coolant

in the attatched picture an arrow points to the gasket that lets go...you may or may not need replace the housing but its a good idea to do it all at once.
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Good Info!! This is much appreciated!!!!!
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