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goonbutt, how do you know you have a faulty heater core in your '02 Sedona?

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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
I've had this same problem in the older vehicles that I've owned. The first symptom that somthing was wrong was when the heater wasn't blowing warm air. I also noticed that the temperature guage wasn't showing the vehicle's normal operating range.
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Its the other way around, if the thermostat is stuck open then there well be no heat. If its stuck shut then the car well over heat, But well still have heat inside. Thats why they say if your car is over heating put the heat on the windows deforst. It well help keep the tempeture down for a little bit longer to you get it to where ever you go.
No My thermostat in my prelude went yesterday. I warmed it up got in no heat and car was starting to overheat. It is stuck shut to produce overheat AND no heat...

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thats wired because when its stuck shut the heater core heats up thats why you should still have heat. But if it stuck open then it well have no heat. To me it sounds like someone put in one of those fail safe ones. Because when they get stuck shut the pressure builds up but when its stuck open there is no pressure. I got this from Comments on How to Tell if Your Car's Thermostat Is Stuck Closed - eHow.com

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If you're driving down the freeway and your car is about to overheat because you have a stuck thermostat, turn off the air conditioner, and put the heat on full blast. Engine coolant will run through the heater core and be cooled by the heater blower. This should get your coolant temperature down a little bit to keep you going. Yes, it will be very hot, but open the windows and think of how you'll no longer be stuck on the highway.
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Determine if thermostat is stuck open - If the temperature gauge rises only slightly, the thermostat is stuck open. The engine will never properly warm up. In a cold climate, the cabin will never get warm and mileage will drop drastically.

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Mine went directly to the big H all the way up and there was no heat? who knows ..

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I'm getting pretty sick of my wifes '03 sorento. I figure that it will crank out great heat when it is burning in my driveway

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I'm getting pretty sick of my wifes '03 sorento. I figure that it will crank out great heat when it is burning in my driveway
Yeah, but visibility is terrible.

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I also have no heat in front. Just stopped working a few months ago. I do check in summer periodically to see if heat works. I also use heat with A/C so it doesnt get to cold inside. I have followed the thread here. I want to add that the heater box behind the dash does get very hot. my temp gauge is where it always is about a fraction above halfway point in gauge. I have antifreeze level checked. I tried to check the inlets to the firewall( metal hoses). I don't fell they are hot. car doesnt overheat nor does gauge settle low. rear heat works fine. I have not check control dials /switch yet. I can see metal lever sticking out of heater box. looks like it should go up or down. It doesnt move when I turn temp dial. Also can I manually move this lever? its pretty hard to move. Any thing else I can check?
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