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Archie F. Swin
02-18-2006, 08:35 AM
...my cars heater takes 15 minutes to heat up? I'm not talking brutal cold either.

4th and Long
02-18-2006, 08:36 AM
...my cars heater takes 15 minutes to heat up? I'm not talking brutal cold either.
Probably the thermostat. That's the most common cause.

Ouside shot that it could be a heater core.

Dartgod
02-18-2006, 08:37 AM
Sometimes just being low on coolant can do that. What kind of car is it?

Bwana
02-18-2006, 08:37 AM
Likely the thermostat is bad, or the water is low in your radiator.

4th and Long
02-18-2006, 08:39 AM
Likely the thermostat is bad, or the water is low in your radiator.
It's a bad idea to put straight water in your radiator. :p

Dartgod
02-18-2006, 08:39 AM
Likely the thermostat is bad, or the water is low in your radiator.
Wow. Owned twice in the same post. :D

Bwana
02-18-2006, 08:41 AM
Wow. Owned twice in the same post. :D

Errr! That's what I get using the two finger typing technique. :shake: But by God, the advise was solid! :hmmm:

Archie F. Swin
02-18-2006, 08:44 AM
`99 Taurus w/ high mileage

Dartgod
02-18-2006, 08:47 AM
I would definitely check the coolant level first. If it is low, add a mix of 50% antifreeze and 50% water, as 4th and Long suggested.

Archie F. Swin
02-18-2006, 08:49 AM
roger dodger

Bwana
02-18-2006, 08:57 AM
]`99 Taurus w/ high mileage[/b]

Uh-Oh. If the coolant is low, you may want to have it looked at to see if the head gasket has cut loose as well. :banghead:

cdcox
02-18-2006, 08:59 AM
Uh-Oh. If the coolant is low, you may want to have it looked at to see if the head gasket has cut loose as well. :banghead:


Mmmmm.... chocolate milk :homer:

greg63
02-18-2006, 09:01 AM
My car did the same thing a few weeks ago, and it was low on coolant.