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Old 11-21-2001, 12:13 PM
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Exclamation Please Help -- Cooling Problem -- Leaving Today!

I need some ideas. It's just gotten cold here in Texas, and I've started using the heater. Over the last couple of days, when I put on the heat, the blower came on and blew cold air. The coolant temperature gauge would rise to about 100 C. Then all of the sudden, heat would blow and the coolant temp returns to normal. Today however, even with the temperature set to MAX, cold air only, and the coolant temp went into the red. The coolant level light has not come on, and I had just topped it off not too long ago. I'm not sure what's going on. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Old 11-21-2001, 12:24 PM
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sounds like your aux fans are not working. they should kick in at around 110...
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Sounds like a stiky thermostat.

Does this happen only when you use the heater?
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Old 11-21-2001, 07:02 PM
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Aux fans are working well, and yes it only happens when I use the heater. As I said, if the heater does begin to blow hot air, the coolant temperature rapidly returns to normal. It seems as if the heater somehow blocks the flow of the entire system when turned on?
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Old 11-21-2001, 07:33 PM
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Does the aux. water pump to the heater check out OK? Other threads, including Auxiliary Water Pump
indicate that the monovalve may be going bad, or that the pushbutton control unit is marginal. apparently a failing aux. water pump can 'use the pushbutton unit as a fuse' and kill it. If it is the aux water pump, it should be a relatively easy diagnosis. The monovalve or a combination pump/pushbutton problem could be more of a problem. Good luck!
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