Ford Galaxy Heater blows cold air

2005 Ford Galaxy Problem

Ref#6774
CarFord Galaxy Zetec Tdi manual
Year2005
OwnerAhmedshah
Posted21/11/2010
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Hi. I got ford galaxy 05 manual for last two years. For the past two months it's giving me heater problem the heat blows cold air sometime I get warm sometime I get very hot air but most of the time it bows cold air. It basically it started when The oil cooler got breakdown. Oil and water got mixed and all oil came to cooling system. I changed the oil cooler and flushed the whole cooling system with rad flush 5 times later on I changed the wares pump and thermostat then i changed the electric pump for circulating coolant. I have changed the water temprature sensor and fan activating switch as well. But still the hot air is not coming. And when I drive on moterway with heavy luggage it get over heated as well if I go beyond 75 m/h while local it don't get over heated.
I suspect that it might b air lock in cooling system as I can hear electric pump noise it get high and down and somtime the noise of water bubbles from the engine. I tried several time to run the engine without cap but I can and still getting cold air.
If anyone there can help me out please.
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11463 | View Garage
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Could try bleeding cooling system . If head gasket gone it could cause air in system , making heater blow cold and overheating . A sniff test ( block test ) will tell if gasket knackered or not .


Posted on Sunday 21st of November 2010
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Ahmedshah | Driver | Since: Nov 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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Thank u very much for quick response. Actually, I have allready carried out the gasket test with a mechenic. He put a flask with blue color water and was constantly pumping that in my vehicle expansion tank. But the color of blue water did not changed.
My question is what is the best way to take out the air lock from cooling system. And another thing I was driving up the hill today and when I started going down the his the nice and warm heat started blowing out. So I thing there is massive air lock but I can't take that out. Please, any help would be much much appreciated. Bcas I make living with my car. Thanks .....


Posted on Sunday 21st of November 2010
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11463 | View Garage
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Could try this suggestion re. bleeding from Galaxy forum ,



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Posted 30 January 2010 - 08:23 PM

Next to the wiper motor / end of pollen filter are the 2 pipes that go to the front heater matrix. This AFAIK is the highest point in the cooling system and most likely place for airlocks.

Picture shown has the scuttle tray removed (3 bolts) to get better access.

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No bleed valves AFAIK.



Posted on Monday 22nd of November 2010
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Ahmedshah | Driver | Since: Nov 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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Thank u vry much Mr Whittinghame for ur interest and help. As I drive this galaxy for my living so I am vry anxious to get that back on road. U know that the weather is getting vry cold and I do need heater as well as my passengers.
But today just now I did one another attempt to bleed out the suspected air lock. What I found that I left the expenssion cap open and let the engine to the normal temperature I put on the heat to minimum level after one hour my vehicle got heated and I felt before that the heater is blowing hot air with open rad cap as the engine got hot the air was getting hot as well I sqeezed all the hoses and pipes for possible air lock I kept abit engine in high rev. So the heater blower hot hot air for one hour as I felt that the cooling fan kicked in for 4 times with opened rad cap. I was very delighted that the suspected air lock has gone away. Atlast I put the rad cap on tank and moved away foe test drive. Would u beleive that for ten minutes it was very hot blow from the heater but as I rev the engine and put more gas for fast driving the air started cooler and at last the heater again blow cold air.
I done this experience be looking at ur reply that u suggested to bleed from the two pipes of matrix. I will definitly try that as well now. But can u please tell me what actually is this. Apart from heater my gal runs very good. Please let me know I will b waiting for ur response and I m following u.
Millions of thanks
God bliss u.


Posted on Monday 22nd of November 2010
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bigpat | Driver | Since: Feb 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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my heaters are blowing cold and the blowers arent blowing very well can any one help.


Posted on Friday 1st of February 2013
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JONWATSHAM | Driver | Since: Nov 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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Did you manage to fix this as I have now got the same problem. :-(


Posted on Wednesday 6th of November 2013
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Jamie Reynolds | Driver | Since: Nov 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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I have the exact same problem with my 2008 ford galaxy. Did you ever fix the problem?


Posted on Tuesday 28th of November 2017
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