Question about 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
I have no heat in my truck. Blows plenty of air but no hot air. I have changed the thermostat but this did not help. I cannot locate any valve on the heater lines going into the cab. Any ideas?
Flush the heater out with a hose. the fastest and cheapest. if that dosen't work then replace the Air blend actuator motor. $59.99 at Auto Zone part # 604-101
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
There should be a vacuum controled water valve on this truck it may be laying on the intake up by the front on the passenger side of the engine.(but GM did do away with this on some vehicles and just use the air blend door to keep the heat out of the cab). The first thing I would do is, touch each hose to see if they are both hot after warms up engine. The one come from the engine should be hot if the valve is open. If one is hot and the other is a little cooler or cold you may have a cloged heater core. If both are hot and you have no heat, then the air blend door may not be opening on the inside the heater box. This could be cause by many things. The actuator may be bad that pulls it open, something may have gotten inside the box and penning the door and it will not let it move, to let the heat in to the cab. The heater control itself may be bad. You could also have a broke vacuum line out under the hood or under the dash some where, causing it loose vacuum to the controls or to the actuator.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
After reading on this same sight, I took both hoses off the heater core and flushed both ways with a garden hose particles flushed out when I put the hose on the outlet side. I reconnected the heater hoses and now I have great heat again. Thanks!!!
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Providing that you don't have trapped air in the coolant system, it appears to me that you have a "blend door" issue. The air is probably not passing across the heater core because the electric motor that moves the door from the "cold" to "hot" function is bad. I have had to replace these in the past due to this condition. The motor itself is located on the "heater box" beneath the dash. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
My truck has an extremely small leak in the coolant system (just confirmed this past month). If this happens again, you need to only remove the top heater core hose, place garden hose nozzle into the hole of hose you removed and let the flow of water force the air out of the heater core; this is commonly referred to as "burping" the system. It worked perfectly a few years ago, then this month when the temp dropped, I went to use the heater and.. nothing but heat for 5-7 seconds.
Also, if you do not think your heater is working as well as it should.. there could be 'some' air trapped; just enough to interfere with the proper operation. When I 'burped' it the first time, I was really amazed how much warmer the heater was compared to a month earlier.
If you have a dual climate control (as in same model but Surburban) this might not work.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Temperature Control Blend Door Failure No Heat or no AC (dependes on
where door sticks)
all modern cars there is a tiny DC electric motor driven gear drive
that moves a plastic door that blends heated and cooled air from the
AC and the heater core, this is called (interestedly enough) the air
temperature control blend door actuator. The motor that moves this
door fails because the door starts sticking from warping, most common
complaint is no heat but it can be no AC as well. To replace these
parts (blend door and blend door actuator) you must remove the entire
dash from the car. Always have this problem confirmed by a dealer or
qualified repair shop as it is a very expensive repair.
Other causes of no heat in the cabin are engine thermostats that are stuck open (engine runs cold) or air bubbles in the cooling system.
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