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My 1994 chevy lumina apv heater motor keeps turning on and off as i drive down the road even when the switch is turned off and some times i have to unplug the motor because it won't shut off or i go back to the van and the motor has started on it's own. I replaced the motor and the main control unit, (the push buttons) and this didn't help, now the motor dose not turn on and the rear heater motor woks fine. also before this problem the vents would be turned on and the air flow would change to the recurculate possition, on it's own, then back while i dove or the van was comming to a stop. what is up with this, or should i just shoot and kill the van.

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My 93 apv did the exact same thing. we changed the blower motor(under hood kinda in the center of the back firewall) and it hasnt done it since.

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coil may have short that gets worse when hot

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Drain the system. Remove the upper radiator cover and the dual cooling fans (4 bolts and an electrical connector). Disconnect the transmission cooler lines and the upper and lower hoses.. The radiator should freely pull straight up and out. Reverse the process to install the new radiator.

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When's the lst time a major tune up was complete? You may just need some maintenance. When I say major I mean the following Spark plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, pcv vlave, check the EGR valve and replace if needed, and inspect/replace drivebelt(if needed). I had an EGR clog on mine and it would lose alot of power, sometimes stall. Also check that your fuel injectors are working proply. You should have a nice cone spray of fuel coming out. You will also want to make sure that your spark plugs are correctly gapped. Your local auto supply store should be able to tell you the correct gap.
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IN THE HOUSING CONNECTED TO THE UPPER RADIATOR HOSE.

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