Heaters are blowing cold and car starts to over heat when in traffic or on a hot day
2000 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.25

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sparklefinger
Driver
3 points

Problem added: Jan 5, 2009 (12 years ago)
okies, this fiesta is my boyfriends...
it's been like this since the summertime and i need to know if this could be an easy fix, if the problems are related in any way or if we need to fork out a lot of moola to fix it

so yeah the first problem is that the car over heats when it's sat in traffic and when its a hot day.
second problem is the blowers will only blow out cold air.

my boyfriend has bad luck with cars and i am worried that it could be the head gasket as we've had a previous car where the gasket went and it was a write off.

Car details
Car: Ford Fiesta
Variant: Zetec 1.25
Model Year: 2000
Category: Leaks & Noises
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mastertech
Top Fixer
223 points

Jan 5, 2009 (12 years ago)
hi firstly replace the thermostat with a genuine part upon fittig drill a 3mm hole on the outer ring. next replace the heater valve situated on the bulk head, make sure water pump is working eg is the water in the bottle moving , is the rad hot. very uncommon on the lil fez to blow head gaskets. any advise 07902004967
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sparklefinger
Driver
3 points

Jan 6, 2009 (12 years ago)
the car broke down this morning, the fan belt slipped on a pully... the AA pickup said that this is part of the reason... only annoying thing is they said it needs a new fanbelt and we've just had one fitted about a week ago. our machanic's looking to get a new pully and fanbelt
i am slightly annoyed.
at least the machanic said that he wouldn't charge us for the fanbelt...
he did say that the cold blower was also a quick fix. i am waiting to hear news from him about getting the parts and getting the car back on the road.
thanks for the info, will post an update and let the machnic know what you said as he told me to come to here...

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