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Old 27 Jan 2005, 05:52 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased a '92 Camry V6 today. Has 289,000 km but what a nice ride! It
is very very cold today in easter Canada and I'm finding the interior isn't
heating up as it does with previous cars I've owned. It is warming up, but
definitely not getting very warm inside the car. Is this common for Camrys.
If not, does anyone have any suggestions on what may be the problem?


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Old 27 Jan 2005, 05:58 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"greg" <greg.barb99@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> I purchased a '92 Camry V6 today. Has 289,000 km but what a nice ride!

It
> is very very cold today in easter Canada and I'm finding the interior

isn't
> heating up as it does with previous cars I've owned. It is warming up,

but
> definitely not getting very warm inside the car. Is this common for

Camrys.
> If not, does anyone have any suggestions on what may be the problem?
>

Check the thermostat.


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Old 27 Jan 2005, 06:17 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I also just bought a 92 Camry and nice ride for sure but mine has the same
problem and i also live in eastern Canada -30 tonight.I changed the
thermostat and flushed the heater core and it is a bit better but i wouldn't
say hot.Heat guage reaches between a quarter and half .My 90 Accord was much
warmer.Think these cars are known for this.Had an 88 Camry and nearly froze
with it.
"greg" <greg.barb99@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> I purchased a '92 Camry V6 today. Has 289,000 km but what a nice ride!

It
> is very very cold today in easter Canada and I'm finding the interior

isn't
> heating up as it does with previous cars I've owned. It is warming up,

but
> definitely not getting very warm inside the car. Is this common for

Camrys.
> If not, does anyone have any suggestions on what may be the problem?
>
>



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Old 27 Jan 2005, 10:31 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"greg" <greg.barb99@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> I purchased a '92 Camry V6 today. Has 289,000 km but what a nice ride!

It
> is very very cold today in easter Canada and I'm finding the interior

isn't
> heating up as it does with previous cars I've owned. It is warming up,

but
> definitely not getting very warm inside the car. Is this common for

Camrys.
> If not, does anyone have any suggestions on what may be the problem?


While minus zero temps are a tax on a water-heater,..there should be a
reasonable amount of warm air available. If the engine radiator is too hot
to touch (top of radiator) then the heater should be OK as long as the car
has not been abused in the coolant-maintenance area.

Try touching the two hoses that go into the cabin via the firewall, If they
are both cool or only warm, then there is a restriction in the control tap.
If they are both hot,..its possible the heater radiator is not transferring
heat, which maybe due to crud blocking its cores or there is little air
flowing thru it.

On high fan, you should get a hot input hose and a much cooler return hose.
If you get this but little cabin heat, then perhaps cold air is getting into
the mix via faulty air-flaps.


Jason


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Old 28 Jan 2005, 06:55 am   #5 (permalink)
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The last several non Toy thermostats ive used were junk, the thermostats
were ok but the gaskets were to narrow alowing water to bypass. I
recently put in a toy thermostat and warmup time is cut inhalf although
old unit worked fine not opening till 190. Cooling system or hoses
could be partialy plugged and there is a heater control valve to look at
also.

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Old 28 Jan 2005, 12:36 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"greg" <greg.barb99@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> I purchased a '92 Camry V6 today. Has 289,000 km but what a nice ride!

It
> is very very cold today in easter Canada and I'm finding the interior

isn't
> heating up as it does with previous cars I've owned. It is warming up,

but
> definitely not getting very warm inside the car. Is this common for

Camrys.
> If not, does anyone have any suggestions on what may be the problem?
>
>


If it hasn't been flushed, have it flushed. And although the mecahnic should
*know* to do this, make sure the temp for the heater is set to HOT,
otherwise it will bypass the heater core.


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Old 28 Jan 2005, 05:29 pm   #7 (permalink)
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I have the same problem with a 93. The quick fix for me was to turn heater
control to max heat, then go lift hood and find heater control valve(near
firewall) and force cable(push) toward firewall. This gained an instant 30
degree of heat. Maybe cable gets strecthed with age or replace HCV. see if
this helps. Paul
"greg" <greg.barb99@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> I purchased a '92 Camry V6 today. Has 289,000 km but what a nice ride!

It
> is very very cold today in easter Canada and I'm finding the interior

isn't
> heating up as it does with previous cars I've owned. It is warming up,

but
> definitely not getting very warm inside the car. Is this common for

Camrys.
> If not, does anyone have any suggestions on what may be the problem?
>
>



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