[Biturbos4] Lack of heat in B5 series car - any thoughts? (commonproblems, etc)
mikemk40 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 17 14:29:09 PST 2008
but wouldn't that just flush all the crap into the
--- B HENRY <thehenrys at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Had a similar problem with my wifes 2000 S4... we
> diagnosed it down to the
> heater core itself being clogged up... but we came
> up with an ingenious (and
> cheap solution)...although, probably temporary.
> What we did is take the 2 hoses that feed the heater
> core (mounted on the
> firewall in the engine bay) and swapped them...
> basically having the air
> running the opposite way through the core!!! This
> seems to have worked and
> maybe it will help free up some of the blockage.
> If your configuration is the same, then give it a
> try it certainly doesn't
> cost anything, other then about 10 minutes work!
> Brent Henry
> 2000 S4 Silver Tip
> 1997 S6 Pearl
> >From: Grant Lenahan <glenahan at fastmail.fm>
> >To: Biturbos Qlist S4 / Quattro
> <quattro at audifans.com>,Bi-Turbo Group Audi
> >S4 Audi Fan <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
> >CC: Mansueto Al & Karen <mansue2u at aol.com>
> >Subject: [Biturbos4] Lack of heat in B5 series car
> - any thoughts?
> >(commonproblems, etc)
> >Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 21:22:21 -0500
> >OK, its a Passat. and it isn't even mine.
> >But a friend, who's a pretty fair mechanic, just
> bought a 2001 Passat
> >for his son. It should be very similar to B5 A4s
> and S4s in this
> >regard, I assume.
> >One problem is that the heat doesn't work - it
> blows stone cold air
> >(I'm told). They know the history of the car, and
> the owner says it
> >was working normally one day, and totally gone the
> next. We suspect a
> >mixture (cold/warm air) stepper motor died or a
> connection to it has
> >a problem. But i've not heard many complaints
> about this.
> >Any wisdom? Common problems? Things to check?
> >Thanks much,
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