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gma2rjc 12-23-2008 10:28 PM

A Cold Venture
 
It has finally dawned on me (after about a month) that there is no heat coming from the vents in my 2000 Chevy Venture. I thought it was taking a long time to put out the heat, but tonight, after letting it warm-up for 15 minutes and driving it to church and right back, there was still cool air coming out of the vents when we got home. We're told it could be either the heater coil or the thermostat. Could it be one of those and is it expensive to fix? Merry Christmas!

Bondo 12-26-2008 01:02 PM

Ayuh,...

It Could be either of those ideas, or any of many Other things....

Have you checked,+ Filled, if necessary, the antifreeze lately,...
Simplily a Low coolant Level can also possibly cause a No Heat issue...

Costs of repairs will be dictated by the prevailing rate for Shops in your area,+ What, Exactly is found to be the Problem....

gma2rjc 12-29-2008 08:35 PM

We took it to be looked at Saturday. The heater coil (?) had to be cleaned. Had an oil change, new wiper blades and the heater coil cleaned for about $100.

Thanks for your help. Have a Happy New Year.

AdRock 12-31-2008 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by gma2rjc (Post 204040)
We took it to be looked at Saturday. The heater coil (?) had to be cleaned. Had an oil change, new wiper blades and the heater coil cleaned for about $100.

Thanks for your help. Have a Happy New Year.

Glad you got it working. It's actually called a "heater Core" basically it's a smaller radiator like the one in the front of the vehicle, except that it's smaller and incased in the A/C-heater box under the dash.

gma2rjc 12-31-2008 08:43 PM

Thanks. It's nice to have it working again. Imagine if I went in there and asked the mechanic to look at the heater coil. He'd probably tell me it's not the heater coil, it's the glove compartment valve belt. :laughing::no::laughing:

Have a happy New Year.

oregondiy 02-10-2009 07:39 PM

I would guess you might have other problems, like a leaking intake gasket that is causing nasty stuff in your cooling system, your venture was probably low on coolant when you brought it in, but it is now full again for awhile.


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