Question about 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Air is blowing cold. After approx. 20-30 minutes the truck is heating slightly. The top radiator hose is hot. Both small lines coming and going from the heater are hot. I am trying to troubleshoot...any suggestions?
Sounds like the blend door is not moving. Most blend door actuators are located on the bottom of the heater box near the middle of the car. If the temp control is a round knob, it is an electronic actuator.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
No your thermostat is stuck open which will not hurt the engine. but needs to be replaced, the thermostat is what allows the engine get up to operating temp. before allowing water to flow through the radiator and when it is stuck open it doesnt allow the engine to reach operating temp. so the heater never gets hot. I hope that helps you out.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
After replacing the thermostat, you must bleed the air from the cooling system.
To bleed air from the 2.2L and 2.5L engines, remove the plug or sensor on the top of the thermostat housing. Fill the radiator with coolant until the coolant comes out the hole. Since the plug is made out of steel and the thermostat housing is aluminum, it is a good idea to apply an anti-seizing compound or Teflon® tape on the plug threads prior to installation. Install the plug and continue to fill the radiator. This will vent all trapped air from the engine.
Any trapped air in the heating system will have to be displaced by coolant. Once the cooling system is filled, with the radiator cap off, turn of the heater at it's highest setting. Start the engine and allow it to reach operating temp. You should see a drop in the coolant level as the air in the heating system is displaced by coolant. Add coolant to the proper level and replace the radiator cap.
Keep a close eye on the coolant level for at least the next couple of weeks. The cooling system is a "closed" system. Any significant decrease in coolant level indicates a problem.
If you have any questions, let me know.
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Posted on Feb 02, 2009
Had the same problem with my Mazda6 awhile back. Took it to the dealer and they found the radiator wasn't holding pressure. They replaced the whole radiator under warranty (WHEW!). Not sure how to check for that kind of thing, but it's a start.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
SOURCE: NO Heat in 1999 CHevy SIlverado
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
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