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Here's the scenario:

It's 40F outside in the morning.
The engine is cold. (I'm cold, too.)
I start the car and the fan starts blowing immediately though I have the temp set at 70F.

It doesn't blow hard; it's pretty gentle but why does it blow at all when the air obviously is still cold?

So what I've been doing every morning is immediately cursing and then turning off the climate control and then turning it back on a minute or two later when it is capable of producing warm air.

Is my car in need of adjustment or is this the way everyone's works? Or both?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by donlibes:
Here's the scenario:

It's 40F outside in the morning.
The engine is cold. (I'm cold, too.)
I start the car and the fan starts blowing immediately though I have the temp set at 70F.

It doesn't blow hard; it's pretty gentle but why does it blow at all when the air obviously is still cold?
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Mine is garage parked overnight so it may not get as cold as yours (if your isn't b/c it's colderthan 40 degrees here). When I start my car, the fan blows a teensy bit (like you I keep it set on 69 or 70), but not hard enough that I can even feel it unless I put my hand in front of it. It doesn't kick into a higher blower speed until I am down the road a bit and the air is decidedly warmer. I just assumed that it was blowing because the blowing air, although cold was probably not colder than the air inside the van. But I don't really know.

I hope someone else has a better answer for you. I've actually been quite impressed with how quickly the van warms up.

Carrie
 

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Same here, just a gentle flow until warm then look out! I just turn it off until the temp is up.
 

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Mine blows at what would be the lowest fan setting until I've gone about 1/2 mile of stopsigns, and then it starts to blow hard. Amazingly it is blowing air that is warmer than cabin temp, so I'm very happy!!!

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Up here in the great white north, my 01 EX blow cold air hard from start and keep blowing hard when the engine warm up. It only slow down when the cabin reach the termostat setting. I complained about this to my dealership but they say it's normal.

In our A4, it will only blow gently until the engine reach operating temp then blow hard until the thermostat is satisfied (the way it should be).

How about other people in sub zero (celsius) places? Is yours like mine and blow hard from the beginning? If not, I'm going to complain again about this. It drive me crazy that it blow the cold air so hard at the beginning.
 

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our 02 ex has a gentle flow of air on start up (just enough to keep the air cirulating) and after about 3 minutes it starts to blast out warm air
 

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Seems to me, this is a matter of how current the autoclimate control. When I was in Japan my Honda Integra ('92 I think) would blow full speed when I started the engine with the temp set to about 70. I just turned it off. I haven't been in really cold weather in this new Ody since it is less than 2 weeks old so I don't know if it is any better. From reading posts from the 2002 Ody people, it seems it will be better. My Lexus GS300 I traded in for this Ody would wait til the engine was warm before blasting air.
 
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