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 Post subject: few problems
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:18 pm 

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hi, i have a few problems on my 1.9 diesel zx, and i have had no luck finding a specific forum for my car, so i was told that you guys/gals might be able to help me here.

firstly, i have a really wet passenger footwell :( someone did mention it could be heater matrix, and im going to check my coolant levels and keep an eye on it for couple of days to see if it might be that, and i did wander if it could be the sunroof water run off point maybe rusted out or something near the arch, but im just wandering if there's anything else it could be?

secondly, my heaters all work great, yet my windscreen doesnt de-mist when i have hot air blowing on it, only sort of de-mists if i have cold air blowing on it.

thirdly, my brother in law has been searching for a manual sunroof catch as his is broken, but only been able to find a different style of catch, and was just wandering if all the sunroof catches are the same size because he was just going to change them over if they are.

any shed of light on any of these matters would be a great help.


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If you use the heater and it looks like the picture above than it will most likely be the heater matrix.



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right then, thats a bit of a bugger isnt it :lol: isnt this like an 8-10 hour job? :(



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It's a lot of work...you'll need to remove the complete facia panel.



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ah crap, job for a garage then :( big money now.



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heater matrix is not that bad a job ! have done about 6 zx's and a couple of 306's yes it's a dash out job but it's not that hard ! i can do them in about 3 hours now but i have had practice the matrix's arn'texpensivereally about £65 from citroen or you can get pattern ones for about £50



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still talking roughly £150 though :( oh well spose could keep it going for another month or two and then get it sorted lol



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If you keep driving with a bas heater matrix, you'll risk a blown headgasket!



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:| oh crap. well i guess that shows how much i know about cars lol. so what do yu guys suggest? im proper skint for next month or two, best to just sell it on or keep it and fix it?



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fix it

it's not hard do it yourself it looks complicated butit aint that bad get the book of lie's (haynes)and just crack on get a matrix from euro carparts and it won't cost you the earth



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:lol: me and that amount of wires would definately NOT mix :lol: :oops: plus i dont really have enough tools to start taking it apart :(



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just been been told that it should only cost £85ish plus VAT by one garage, now to ring a few more as i know its definately gone now as there is a sweet caramel smell when i put the heaters on full on hot.



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yup deffo the matrix then.

I've done one on a 306 before, took bloody ages, including a trip up the breakers.
If yours is a straight diesel, it shouldn't be too bad - with no intercooler you'll have better access to the pipework under the bonnet.


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if i had more tools. and more knowledge about cars then i definately would attempt it lol but id rather pay to have it done by a garage and then i know its done right lol



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a gd old haynes book will help u along the way.get them on ebay for a few pound.helps me now and again.i had the same problem on my 2litre



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