99 accent heat

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by Jody, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Jody

    Jody Guest

    can i change my thermosat so the car will make more heat quicker?
    Jody, Feb 16, 2006
  2. In terms of changing to a different temperature thermostat, I don't know
    that you really want to do that, and I dare say certainly not in newer model

    But on the (VERY GOOD) possibility that the aging thermostat is keeping the
    car from putting out anything near to the heat it should be putting out, by
    all means, put in a new one. Even if you put in a new one at the proper
    temperature for this car, it will probably work much better than the old

    Hope this helps.

    Tom Wenndt
    Rev. Tom Wenndt, Feb 16, 2006
  3. Jody

    Guncho Guest

    There's a lever that chooses whether you're heater is getting air from
    outside the car or inside the car. When it's cold and you're just
    starting out, it will generate heat faster if you choose the "Air from
    Inside" option. Then switch to "Air From Outside" once the engine
    warms up.

    Hope that helps!

    PS I just got my car washed yesterday, then it snowed!

    Guncho, Feb 16, 2006
  4. Jody

    Lawrence Guest

    If the heat output has dropped off over the years you might want to get
    a system flush done, new coolant put in and a new thermostat. I know
    locally there is a rad shop that does the complete chemical flush for
    $39.95 (Canadian). Got my 91 Scoupe done in the fall and I went from
    having no heat to having to turn the fan off on some days cause it heats
    up just like it was new again. I just figured why bother putting a nice
    new thermostat in with possibly crummy old sludgy coolant and if I was
    putting new coolant in I might as well make sure the system is clean

    Lawrence, Feb 16, 2006
  5. Jody

    Jody Guest

    i do that all the time, when cars left over night its switched to recirc.
    just seems slow to heat, but once warm its like a sauna
    Jody, Feb 16, 2006
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    So it was your fault!

    Matt Whiting, Feb 16, 2006
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    Guncho Guest

    That sounds pretty normal to me for any car!

    If the engine's cold, where's the heat gonna come from?

    Guncho, Feb 16, 2006
  8. Jody

    Jody Guest

    i flush our rad once a year, it looks new as day one =-)
    i wonder if the thermostats getting lazy... we have 162 000 kms now..
    Jody, Feb 17, 2006
  9. Jody

    Jody Guest

    well duhh, how can u get heat from a cold engine? the point is its taking to
    long for engine/needle to move now days...
    Jody, Feb 18, 2006
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    nothermark Guest

    Did you try blocking off airflow to half the radiator? I have done
    that over the years to many cars when It gets below freezing. The
    greater the temp difference the less airflow required to achieve
    suficient cooling capacity I have seen days here when I could not
    get the car warmed up enough to close the thermostat. That's assuming
    that the temp needle barely making it 1/2 way to it's normal operating
    point indicates that the bypass channel is keeping enough coolant
    flowing to hold the temperature at that point.
    nothermark, Feb 18, 2006
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