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I own a 2008 Grand Prix and it has no heat, changed the t-stat, it isn't over heating; gauge is between 1/4 and 1/2, still no heat.
Hello. Please include all the details about your issue so I can accurately advise you. I cannot see your vehicle so please be detailed.Are the heater hoses to the heater core hot when you touch them?JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :i have no heat, changed the t statblows cold airGM Tech (Cam) :OK so we need to see first if there is hot water getting into the heater core or not so we need to see if the heater hoses, both are hot.JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :one hose is hotGM Tech (Cam) :and the other?JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :warm to the touchGM Tech (Cam) :but significantly colder?JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :yes... are these cars know for the heater core to plug upGM Tech (Cam) :Ok, easy place to try next, take those lines off the heater core and spray water from a pressure washer into the port that was the colder line first. Flush both ways and see what that does.This will clear a blockage and the high pressure creates enough turbulence to get the coating off the inside of the heater core from the coolant.JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :will try that, are these cars known for the heater core plugging upGM Tech (Cam) :yes they are.JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :so i should put a new one inGM Tech (Cam) :No, try flushing first, much cheaper!!!!JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :with new coolantGM Tech (Cam) :IF it works then do a whole coolant flush.JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :ok will try thatGM Tech (Cam) :If that does not help then we could be looking at the actuators that move the heater doors.JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :but that don't stop the coolant flow?GM Tech (Cam) :The actuators stop the air flow through the core, not coolant flow.JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :will try the flush first cause one hose is coldGM Tech (Cam) :That is the logical place to start.JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :if not i will be backGM Tech (Cam) :Absolutely!!JACUSTOMER-8dx3rr23- :thanks for the infoGM Tech (Cam) :MY pleasure.