Ford Owners Club - Ford Forums Messages

Club Announcements

Discounted Car Insurance: Owners Club insurance could save you money on your car insurance. Get a quote

Review your Ford: Help others when it comes to buying a car like yours and review your Ford now

Ford Car Parts: View All ford car parts by category. Look for Ford Car Parts now!


Davidkent

Focus Poor Heaters

8 posts in this topic

As above,

My mum has been complaining about her heaters and from what research i can find, i'm not coming up with much.

The blowers don't seem very powerful anymore, even when on full - Seems to be a different fault to that caused by a dodgy heater switch resistor, so i'm stumped here.

Also, they only really seem to be blowing warm air, not Hot air - The temp guage on the car does go up, but i'm not sure whre its supposed to sit and so i'm not sure its correct or not, i also rarely drive the car so its hard to guage myself.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Its a 2006 '56' 1.8 TDCi model, i think its an LX if that makes any odds..

Thanks

David

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

As above,

My mum has been complaining about her heaters and from what research i can find, i'm not coming up with much.

The blowers don't seem very powerful anymore, even when on full - Seems to be a different fault to that caused by a dodgy heater switch resistor, so i'm stumped here.

Also, they only really seem to be blowing warm air, not Hot air - The temp guage on the car does go up, but i'm not sure whre its supposed to sit and so i'm not sure its correct or not, i also rarely drive the car so its hard to guage myself.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Its a 2006 '56' 1.8 TDCi model, i think its an LX if that makes any odds..

Thanks

David

Change the pollen filter. Could be blocked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah wouldn't suprise me in honesty, I may check it first atleast, where is it? lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Underneath the glovebox. If I remember correctly, it's three screws. It's not easy to get at though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah I see, well worth a look then!

Ill look shortly or this afternoon and have a go, any other possibilities?

Thanks mate

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah I see, well worth a look then!

Ill look shortly or this afternoon and have a go, any other possibilities?

Thanks mate

Heater matrix? That's all I can think of.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah, coolant level is fine and it's still spotless clean so I can't see it being either damaged or blocked, will check that filter though.

Thanks bud

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say filter too.

When it gets dirty or wet the reduced air flow will cause the system to reduce heat to avoid burning out the resistors and heater matrix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now