2001 Chevy S-10

Tiny
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Heater problem
2001 Chevy S-10 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive

I recently changed the water pump and since then I can not pass water through the heater core. I've disconnected the hoses and I am getting water to the intake connection, but zero water coming out.
Is there a valve that restricts the flow of water through the core. How does the dial on the console effect the flow of warm air?
Thanks.
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 11:40 AM

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Tiny
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There are a couple things to do here. You can try jacking up the rear orf the truck and running it whileadding coolant. Or once the truck heats up and the top hose is warm/hot take a pair of channel locks or vise grip an dhold the hose together as tight as you can to fill the heater and get the air lock out of it. You can look for a little screw type fitting on the thermostat housind an dstart the truck and open the fitting to let the air out or you can fill up your plastic coolant tank and drive the turck, but make sure your radiator cap is good. Then after a day or so fill the coolant tank up to the proper level because it should be down by then. Your truck probably won't overheat, and i'm sure your heater doesn't need to work in late July or early August. That should work the air out of the system and your heater will fill.
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I appreciate it.
I'm getting coolant to the heater core. It just doesn't come out the other side, not even a trickle.
I'm wondering if there is a valve that restricts the flow of coolant and it is stuck so no coolant is passing through the core.
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Friday, July 30th, 2010 AT 10:20 AM
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There is no valve. Best thing to do there if it only trickles out is to disconnect both hoses and the side that trickles hook up a hose (from House) to that side and turn on the water and see if it will backflush. If you have added a head gasket sealer they sometimes clog the heater core.
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Friday, July 30th, 2010 AT 2:00 PM
Tiny
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Thanks,
I did that and it cleaned out the heaterr core. Now I'm going to flush the engine to make sure the cooling system is clean.
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Saturday, July 31st, 2010 AT 11:26 AM

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