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My 03 sorento just stop blowing heat. It blows like out side air it feels like. The temp guage is in the normal and does not over heat it stays in the normal position. I wanted to know what to change the thermostat, heatercore or I heard about the hvac switch contacts. I dont know how to pull that big panel around the radio etc... What should I check or do??????
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Click the search button and enter 'NO heat inside??' for some ideas for a fix. Good luck...
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Here's the fix for the failed switch contacts:

http://www.kia-forums.com/do-yoursel...tml#post144961

I would check this one first. It's easy and cost-free to look at. If it is the problem, it costs next-to-nothing to repair.

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stop driving your car immediately.
my wifes 2003 serento did the same thing she was low on antifreeze.
after filling (1 gallon low) i looked for a leak and found it on the bottom of the plastic radiator bottle (under pressure) replaced it myself at a cost of 120.00 from kia. this appears to be common over 60,000 but kia will not acknowledge this problem and if your engine over heats and has damage kia will not warrenty the motor
please let me know if this was the problem
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I would have thought that some epoxy, properly applied, would have fixed that at a fraction of the cost.

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Provided the epoxy didn't loosen with the constant expansion/contraction.

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The Leak Is Between The Ribbed Molding That Meets The Bottom Of The Bottle. If Not For The Ribbed Molding Epoxy Might Of Worked. The New Bottle Has No Ribbed Molding So Kia Knows This Is A Problem Because They Changed The Design.
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