Asked by: Dorota Vaqueirohome and garden home appliances
Will a clogged heater core cause overheating?
Last Updated: 22nd February, 2020
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In this regard, how do I know if my heater core is plugged?
A good test to see if your heater core is clogged is to feel the hoses going into it in the firewall. Look at the firewall or bulkhead for two hoses close together. These are normally the feed and return hoses for the heater core. With the engine warm and running, feel the hoses.
Additionally, how do you unclog a heater core? How to Unclog a Heater Core
- Locate the easiest way to reach the heater core's inlet and outlet.
- Take a look the hose clamps and figure out which tool you need to loosen them and remove the hoses.
- Obtain an extra length of heater hose and attach it to the inlet, or to the outlet if the hose was disconnected at the firewall.
- Remove air pockets.
Likewise, can you drive with a bad heater core?
You can still drive on with the condition; however, you should not, for a long time. The heater core uses the engine's coolant, and a faulty heater core affects the cooling effect which then raises the temperature. Not curing the issue and continue to drive the vehicle this way can lead to further engine damage.
Why would my car overheat but the heater blows cold air?
If the heater is blowing cold air and the car is overheating, it is likely that the problem is related to the engine cooling system as well. The following are some issues that may be causing the heater to blow cold air: Low coolant levels. A plugged/clogged heater core.