1999 Olds Bravada Heat doesn't work

Tiny
JAY.KOHLHAAS
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1999 Oldsmobile Bravada, 128000 miles

About a month and a half ago the heat stopped working. I flushed the radiator and heater core and the heat worked again. A week ago I started smelling antifreeze but the levels remained full. A couple days ago the heat stopped working again.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 9:53 AM

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Tiny
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If both hoses are hot going into the engine compartment then its your blend door. If one is or neither then bleed the coolant system of the air in it.
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 8:28 PM
Tiny
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What is a blend door? Is it difficult/expensive to fix?

I took my father-in-law's advice and purged the core. The heat works now, but who knows for how long. There were no obstructions in the core when I purged it.
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Monday, November 5th, 2007 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
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The blend door controls the amount of air that goes thru the heater core causing it to heat up or bypass it and stay cool. I figured bleeding the system would help.
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Monday, November 5th, 2007 AT 5:01 PM

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