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Old 12-13-2009, 10:53 AM
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So I thought it was the thermostat so I got a new 190 Tstat put it in, bled the system and still the same thing. There is no heat, blows cool air and the truck runs cold.Here is a picture so you can see exactly what temp its running at. I have an electric fan, and haven't had to turn it on in months. The weather is really cold up here and I really need the heat haha
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:23 AM
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im going to go flush the heater core right now.... actually i cant... my hose is frozen solid
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:34 AM
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no help eh. Thanks
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:43 PM
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no help eh. Thanks
I've got the 97 with the 5.2 and have the exact same problem. if you figure it out, please let me know.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:55 PM
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it's possible the "new" Tstat is bad. My brother used to drill a couple of holes in his before putting it in. I really don't know what else it would be.. I'm not a mechanic but if you figure out something be sure to post it. Where do you live that is so cold ANTI Freeze is frozen?!
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:49 AM
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no the antifreeze didnt freeze... My garden hose which I was going to use to backflush my heater core was frozen solid so I couldn't do it. The tstat is good and the old one was as well :S I did the hot water, cold water test.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:46 PM
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try a new heater core?
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:41 AM
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i'd like to see if its something else before I rip my dash apart
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:30 PM
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Have you found anything? buy a new garden hose and then try the flush?
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:14 PM
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Temp looks ok....I guess....numbers look funny LOL
Mine runs about in the same area.
FLUSH THE CORE!!!!
mine done the same and when I flushed it out I seen some crud but didnt think it was much,and noticed no differents in flo.the next drive....DAMN....had to roll down a window.
unhook both heater hose and flush it back and forth several times.
if your system is real dirty i would add a cleaning flush,flush the system and then do the core again seperate.
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