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NO HEAT COMING THREW THE VAN ONLY BLOWING COLD AIR

ONLY COLD AIR BLOWING THREW THE VAN, COUILD IT BE THE RADIATOR, ITS FULL OF SLUDGE,COULD THAT BE THE PROBLEM,OR IS IT SOMETHING ELSE.

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Remove all the sludge, that is often cause for the problem, chck that you do not have holes in the lines or if there are not connected air hoses.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, it would be something else but directly caused by the sludge. it would be the heater core. But since it uses the same coolant and is on the same cooling system/circuit, any sludge from the radiator would also reach the heater core. Being with smaller diameter tubes, it would be clogged easier than the radiator.

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If you mean the heater that blows air inside the car. then check beside the gas pedals there are two shafts connected together through a wire, which switch between cold and hot air inside the car. you have to reach and get your head to see them. the wire that conncects them might be either stuck or broken.

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Make sure the vehicle is full of coolant. If this is the case next option is to check the thermostat. This will be mounted on the engine side of the lower radiator hose. It will have big spring attached for visual aid. You are correct it can also be a clogged Heater core. The issue is most likely a defective thermostat or low on coolant.

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Just check out the radiator first it could be the problem for not blowing heat.

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