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Heater won't heat in cab

Heater heats the motor but won't heat the cab. We have flush it out the heater core several times but does't seems help.

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  • elkhunter761 Jan 07, 2009

    We have done that, in fact we just put in a new heater core and radator and hoses, cost us $3000 and we still have no heat.



    Thanks for trying

  • elkhunter761 Jan 07, 2009

    Also put in new heads

  • elkhunter761 Jan 07, 2009

    Yes, we checked the blend door for proper fiunction. We have had this pickup to several shops, no ones seems to know what is wrong.

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If the inlet and outlet hoses are getting hot to the heater core then the problem is the air temperture control blend door actuator in the heating/A/C ducts, this door directs air flow either across the heater core or the AC evaporator or mixes the 2 air flows for a desired temp at the outlets, hence the name blend door, to change this part u must remove the dash assembly.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • yadayada
    yadayada Jan 07, 2009

    did u check the blend door for proper fiunction?

  • yadayada
    yadayada Jan 07, 2009

    and the blend door moves?? It has to be the blend door, but I think I will back out of this repair.

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