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1995 BMW 318 ti, started with a radiator leak, replaced the

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Hello Marc,
1995 BMW 318 ti, started with a radiator leak, replaced the radiator. 450 freeway miles later experienced an over heat condition while traveling at slower speed, replaced fan switch. Has run well since but no heater. Already had a new thermostat and water pump so replaced both, have bled the air out of the system, still no heater? Any ideas before I start pulling the heater control panel apart to chase down the control cable for the heat setting? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You could have a blend door issue but if the problem happened after having the cooling system open I would first suspect the problem is still related to bleeding. This uses an electrically controlled heater control valve and if the valve wasn't open during cooling system bleeding then air coudl still be trapped in the heater core.

Was the heat turned on while bleeding the cooling system?

Can you explain how the bleeding was done?