Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cherry Point, NC
J Cat, I did not mess up the operation of the temp door when installing the heater core, the heat did not work prior to my installation. I changed the heater core thinking that might be the problem. Sort of R & R parts as I go along! During the time I restored this gem I had the entire drivetrain out of the vehicle, glass removed, bumpers, moldings, seats, carpet, console and even the dash pad was removed and replaced.
Prior to the restoration I did have heat and defrost, after the restoration I have had nothing? So.... I screwed up something along the line.
I have eliminated:
1. Engine is completely new
2. New BeCool radiator
3. New OEM NOS heater core
4. 9C1 hoses that both get hot
I guess the only avenue of approach now is with vacuum. Soon I will start taking some of the trim off the dash so I can check the AC/Heater control unit, will also remove lower pan and check the vacuum attachment to the door plus linkage. Praying I find the problem and resolve it.
Due to serious health issues I have not been able to work on the girl as much as I would like, this has been an issue for 4 years now! Time to figure it out as this is the only issue I have with the car.
Will keep you updated, I promise.