The minute I got home I sat down and hit Youtube to see what I could find about heater issues with Chevy trucks of the same vintage as the one I just bought. Very surprisingly, there aren’t that many that are specifically for the year and model I have.
There are scads of videos that say they cover several years worth of Chevy trucks but mine has that damn electronic heater control bullshit with electric actuators.
I did manage to find a couple and the actual heater core placement does turn out to be the same as some other models.
I also found ONE, that shows how to change the little Blend Door Actuator.
The good news?
I AM SO FUCKING GLAD I BOUGHT A CHEVY!!!!
This should be easy and the actual heater core is quite a bit cheaper than the last several I have had to do on the old Fords I have had.
I’m going to replace the hoses too, just because.
Do it right and be done with it.
Just how easy is this heater core to get at?
Ridiculously easy compared to a damn Ford.
I already know it’s not the blend door, I tested the functionality of that in the street after I got home.
It goes from cold to warm just fine.
Maybe after I stick a new heater core in it the damn thing might actually go from cold to hot.
That would be very nice.
If this old heater core looks anything like the thermostat I took out of this thing it will be no wonder if it’s half plugged up.
Funny, I thought those things were supposed to be kinda shiny…