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Olds silhouette heater blows cold air

The engine temperature is normal so I can I locate and flush the heater core.

Do you have a diagram or can you give me more details on how to proceed.
Thank you so much in advance!

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I had the same problem in October 2008. My mechanic fixed the water pump and the serpentine belt to solve the problem and it worked! It cost $250.00.

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