Last post on Dec 14, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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Honda Pilot, Engine, SUV
#15 of 24 Re: heater smells 2003 honda civic [nikky7]
May 29, 2009 (10:40 pm)
Have you figured out what is making the weird smell in your vents? My Mitsubishi Galant is doing it too and it is now so bad that I cough and it burns my eyes
#17 of 24 2006 Honda Pilot Heater Problem No Heat from the front Vents
Oct 17, 2009 (9:22 pm)
I have 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L 45000 Mile.
three days ago i try to turn on my heat, and then the front vents and window foresters are blowing cold air, while the the rear vents are blowing Hot air as I wanted.
I hope some can help me with this.
thank you in advance
#18 of 24 Re: 2006 Honda Pilot Heater Problem No Heat from the front Vents [wiilwaal]
Dec 08, 2009 (4:49 am)
I have a 2005 Honda Pilot with the same problem. How did you fix it?
Please advise, Jim
#19 of 24 Re: heater smells 2003 honda civic [nikky7]
Jan 08, 2010 (9:46 pm)
I have a '98ACCORD and it does the same thing. We have had the intoxicating smell for about a year and a half and the burning plastic smell started about 2 weeks ago. The car has 278,000 miles on it but I'm going to keep driving it until it burns up I guess.
#20 of 24 no heat in the front and lots of heat in the back
Jan 12, 2010 (4:49 am)
My problem was not a smell but a lack of heat from the front and plenty of heat in the back. The issue was the water valve mounted on the fire wall. Cost about $25. I would guess that a smell would be the result of the plastic breaking down after years of use or maybe the thermostat is alowing the heater core to over heat and melting the plastic. Some plastic begins to move around 100c.
#21 of 24 Re: heater smells 2003 honda civic [mightymunchkin]
Jan 13, 2010 (12:16 pm)
It sounds like you get the most out of your car. I did also with a 95 accord which I sold for $ 5500 in 2006 with 176k on it. (I drive here in Ca. at high speeds, .i.e. 76-80 80 of driving.)
I always drive until the cost to fix is much greater than the cost to maintain. Honda and Acura cars have always got me many miles along the freeways and city traffic and little fix costs.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#22 of 24 Honda Pilot 2004 Heating Problems/Anti-freeze smell
Feb 09, 2010 (2:33 pm)
The air comes out of the vents, but there is no heat. So I took it it into a dealership and they replaced the thermostat, heater core, and the coolant. There is still no heat. After this an anti-freeze smell came through the vent as soon as I turn on the engine without the heater of with the heater. Now, the dealership told me to replace cylinder head or replace engine with used part from junk yard.Can someone help me?
#23 of 24 Re: Honda Pilot 2004 Heating Problems/Anti-freeze smell [sue64]
May 28, 2010 (11:54 am)
I am curious about you Honda Pilot. What did you do to eventually fix the vehicle. I have a Honda Pilot that exhibits many of the same symptoms and I am on my third heater core in 15 months.
#24 of 24 Re: Honda Pilot 2004 Heating Problems/Anti-freeze smell [sue64]
Dec 14, 2011 (9:22 am)
It is not necessarily to replaced your thermostat if your car is not overheating. It's indicates that your coolant temperature sensor is good. Also you don't need to replace your heating core if there is no leak/age. If your heating core is leaking you will notice that your passenger front floor will be wet besides you'll notice that your front windshield will be foggy. As you said you changed everything and still no heat. In my experienced you forgot one thing before changing everything. You forgot to check your heater control valve which is by the firewall inside the engine compartment. Poassibly the cable slipped and need to be adjusted. The procedure is simple but you need to request the print from your auto parts store. I hope this little informations could help you.