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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Buick
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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The heater only blows warm air for a few minutes then itsw

Customer Question

the heater only blows warm air for a few minutes then itsw cold air
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked to make sure the thermostat is working?
Customer: the coolant level is o.k. ---However I dont know where the thermostat is
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: 2001 labarge
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: would like to
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: thats all
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Hi Im David, what model is your 2001 buick??????

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

are you there?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Greetings David,
The buick is at my other place I will go check the model and let you know tomorrow. There is no hurry and you may respond Monday.
Thank you,
Paul W. Sinn
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok. will do

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Greetings David,
My buick is a 2001 LaSabre CUSTOM.
Thanks again,
Paul W. Sinn.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

How can i help you?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Greetings once more,
You can help me by answering my original question. MY HEATER ONLY BLOWS WARM AIR FOR A FEW MINUTES. THEN ONLY COOL AIR COMES OUT. I WOULD LIKE YOUR OPINION WHAT IS WRONG.
Thanks,
Paul W. Sinn
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

good day to you sir

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are several things that could be doing on. The problem may be with the blend door, it could be an engine temperature issue, air in the heater core or a restriction in the heater core.

Does the temperature gauge come up to normal operating temperature in a normal amount of time and stay there?
Have you checked the coolant level?