Tangent and Albany Auto Repair

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Why did my heater stop working?

Why did my heater shop working?

Have you ever noticed that your heater does not get hot until your engine is warm? This could be due to a leak within your cooling system. I know that sounds strange, but coolant that flows through your engine to keep it cool also flows through your heater core to warm up the inside of your vehicle.



The coolant gets pumped from your radiator into your engine through radiator hoses. From your engine, it makes its way to your heater hoses. The heater hoses take the coolant to your heater core. Another hose takes it back out to your engine and another radiator hose takes it back to the radiator. All of this is happening because of the water pump. If your water pump is not working properly or leaking, then it will cause your heater to not work properly. If you have a coolant leak, then your engine will not have enough coolant to go around and cause your heater to not work properly.  

To know for sure why your heater is not working we would need to check it out. There are quite a few components to your cooling system so we would need to pinpoint which one is causing the issue.

Give us a call and let us take care of you.

Happy Adventures,



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