1998 Alfa Romeo 145 cloverleaf 2.0L

Phil T
1 points

Problem added: Feb 23, 2010 (10 years ago)
Car seems to take along time to warm up as in the warm air blower & i think it could be the thermostat as the radiator isnt very old along with the water pump,can any anybody advise on the problem or any other fault that could be going on.


Car details
Car: Alfa Romeo 145
Variant: cloverleaf 2.0L
Model Year: 1998
Category: Leaks & Noises
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15,327 points

Feb 23, 2010 (10 years ago)
Sounds like thermostat jammed open causing engine to run cool and not reach operating temp .Here are another couple of suggestions from an alfa forum,

Re: 145 Heater blows only cold air


Does the engine get up to temperature? If it doesn't, then thermostat as Rosso145 says. If it's totally cold air and the engine does get up to temperature, then it's the bowden cable, which can become detached from the heater flap; hope it's the thermostat as the cable needs removal of a decent chunk of dashboard; easy, but time consuming

Re: 145 Heater blows only cold air


Could be either the thermostat, the heater control cable or heater control valve located on the side of the heater matrix behind the dash (hope it isnt for your sake - ********* of a job to do!!).. Check footwells to see if they are wet, lets hope there not...!

Hope this is helpful .
Top Fixer
323 points

Aug 15, 2010 (10 years ago)
Have you checked your coolant level, if ok then i would say thermostat
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