After the rig reaches operating temp, shut it off and let stand till completely cold. The warm coolant in your heater core provides heat for your vehicle's cabin. It is working for now. Passenger side was always ice cold. Please let us know what happens. Mary answered about a year ago We have been working on this problem for 2 years.
The blower motor forces air through the core and into the air duct system allowing temperature controls which enable defrost floor and front vent modes. Remove the reservoir cap, then remove the small hose line from by the radiator cap area and see if fluid runs out. A few years ago, I had a fuse blow on me on the air bag system. If you notice any damage, replace it with a new hose from O'Reilly Auto Parts. Reassemble heater plenum and reinstall into vehicle, reinstall blower motor wiring, screws, vacuum lines and control cables.
Leave the fluid cap on durring cool-down! Dashboard Supported Step 11 - Once the necessary obstructions have been removed, the heater box will be exposed. Depending on how cold the weather got, the actuator would actually not turn. Recheck the system for leaks while testing the blend door operation, verify all dash functions operate properly. I should also mention that when we hooked up a scanner to it, there were two faults that were totally unrelated to the blending door actuator which stated an open circuit. Remove all mounting hardware holding the plenum assembly to the firewall, Remove all duct work including windshield duct and air distribution ducting.
Fl3tch answered 5 months ago It's a plugged heater core. As many others have reported issues with heat being on drivers side and cold on passenger side I would like to add that I had fixed my journey only to have the same problem a month later after changing heater core which I thought had the problem fixed but not. I don't remember how many bolts, but don't forget the one in the engine bay going to it also. If you had an overheat condition the check engine light would also come on to alert you of the overheating condition. . But i saved a huge bundle by doing it by my self, good luck.
Fold the carpeting back into position. Keep in mind these are from different vehiclessee the rest of my pics. Usually around 500 to 700 dollars at a dealership. Connect the blower motor wiring, resistor wiring and the temperature control cable. You see, whenever there is a problem, anywhere in the vehicle with any component, the Dodge Journey will start giving you issues with things you will notice right away. Beware it only takes one time overheating to damage the cylinder head or headgasket.
This will cause air to get trapped in the watter pump and cause your rig to over heat. I know its a big job but when you want to fix the problem you have to do it. Take note on the location of these lines and cables to reassemble them in their proper locations. Well i just picked it back up from garage and another 650 bill still isn't working. You got love those Dodges.
Since 1918, Dorman Products has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement parts, hardware and fasteners. I have changed my thermostat and one blend door actuator and the other actuator is being replaced today. The dashboard had to be removed to access the heater core. I screen shot it for you. As the heat is making it into the heater box if they are barely warm---i'd investigate the thermostat 1st i hate to throw this at you --- but I feel obligated, as this could be the condition. Locate the dash mounting hardware on the left side of dash and remove them. This will allow the heater box plenum to become free of the vehicle which will allow removal of the unit.
Note: Replace heater hoses and clamps if needed. Install and reconnect heater core. I also think you'll have to disconnect a harness plug with bolt in it on the drivers side. So, when your Dodge Journey is having problems and you can't explain them, look further. The minute we replaced the blending door actuator, all the problems have gone away.
Allow the engine to reach operating temperature and check for leaks. If only one is hot, then you have a plugged heater core. Left, right, mode and recirculation. Pay close attention while removing parts so they can be reinstalled correctly. Helpful Information Use caution when installing the heater core, these units are made of thin metal and plastic and are easily broken.
Not an auto repair expert? A heater hose moves warm coolant from your water pump through your heater core and back again. Took me a while to figure it out. Check the function of the post 3 has the location. I came online to look it up and read about it, and what do I find?. It will only cause you to not get the smell since the air is bypassing the heater core. Dec 10, 2015 It will require several hours of labor just to get into the heater core. We couldn't make any sense of it.