AO Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Darkest Dorset.
Re: dealer claims they need to strip console
If you can rule out low coolant (just look at the header tank) then the next thing to look at is the control that opens the valve, allowing hot water from your cooling system to enter the heater matrix. It's possible that the heater control has become faulty or disconnected?
The service CD suggest the following:
1) Check the efficiency of the supply and return pipes from the heater; with the engine hot the pipes should be hot
2) Check the mixer control cable is correctly fitted (this would require access behind the dash if a replacement is required)
3) Check the seal of the heater radiator
Hope this helps
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