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How do i get heat in my 2002 olsmobile silhouette i flushed the gole system and it does het the van warm but as soon as i drive it getscold

The hoses are not hot at all and I don't have much money I hope it is a easy cheap fix it switches from ac to hot ok just not with driving I have 4 kids one is a new born please help

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If that is a picture of your tyres, you shouldn't be driving the van. Regarding your heating problem, it sounds are the thermostat is broken or stuck. You should find it somewhere towards the top of the water circulating system. It is a small circular brass device with a spring and a washer. You can test it by washing it in the sink and then put it in a pan of water and bring it to a simmer. Before it gets to a simmer, the circular part with the washer should raise. If it doesn't, you need a new one. They aren't expensive. The other possibility is that you have a airlock in the system. It may even be that there is no water below the thermostat. This happens after a full drain of the system.

Posted on Nov 24, 2013

  • Anthony Davis Nov 25, 2013

    Thank u all try that I hope it works out

  • Anthony Davis Dec 19, 2013

    It worked I have heat thank u


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Two most common causes of your problem are low coolant ( air in the heater core) and a thermo stat stuck open. If you have a temperature gauge and it is reading on the low side. Like 140 Deg or less, you need a new engine thermostat. Feel the top of the radiator tank after the car has been driven. If it is too hot to touch, the thermostat is no the problem. As the system has been flushed and filled I suspect there is enough coolant. Last item on the list is the coolant valve for the heater core. Many cars have a water valve located in line with the supply pipe to the heater core. This valve may be in the engine compartment or under the dash. Check the heater temperature control and follow the cables. One cable most likly goes to this valve. Maybe a cable retaining clop has fallen off

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Check again the THERMOSTAT VALVE!
Either u have placed it upside down or the temperature setting of that thermostat is too HiGH!

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If it is fogging your windows, you have a leaking heater core. Dash removal is required to fix it.

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