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2001 Chevrolet Astro Question: Does a heater control valve come apart on it's on? If not what do I do?

 

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mrs.jstnharry, Crewe, VA, September 02, 2013, 22:12
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I replaced the heater control valve and my husband and I drove it a few miles up the road. When we got back my husband had a noise and then coolant gushing from somewhere. When I looked the heater control valve had separated. It is a 6 port heater control valve.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13041 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper September 03, 2013, 06:35
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    its defective, they are plastic and that can happen, return for warranty

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    pushrod September 03, 2013, 07:39
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    I agree with greg. Also, if you are using aftermarket parts, try a NAPA Balkamp # BK 6601321 they are usually a better quality part than some other stores carry. May cost a bit more but worth it!

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