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Heater not working on my VS Statesman

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Brokencommo, Mar 15, 2020.

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    My heater isn't working on the old stato all lines get hot, heater tap is working as normal just flushed cooling system and heater core doesn't appear to be blocked. Was thinking it could be something to do with the vacuum as when car is under load the vents change from straight on to aiming at my feet by themselves? Was hoping someone could give me some more insight as to what i need to fix.
     
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    Yep you've got the dreaded Vacuum Solenoid box issue. These are available from an eBay seller "ad-87" who gets them in from the states via Amazon. They are not cheap and are well over $140 which for many of these old cars is way too much to spend.

    Update,

    I've just done a search for this unit and it seems they are no longer being brought in or are out of stock with this seller, so I'm not sure if this problem is going to be fixable. All I know is I have one of these new units sitting in it's box awaiting it's fate of what I'm going to do with it as I don't have a climate control vehicle anymore for which it's suited for.
     
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    I have one aswell for sale.
     
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    In the drivers footwell on the left side move the flap cover and check if the rod hasn't popped out of the selector, you cant miss it its white with a thread the selector arm sits in, mine fell off a few times from corrugated roads .
     
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    Does the Statesman also have this rod ?
    You might have to Google the answer.
     
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    Don't know why not tell me I just going off my car. Thanks for your helpful response.
     
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    Trevor, stop talking just for the sake of talking all the time.

    If you don't actually know then just please refrain from yapping unnecessarily as you just continually seem to be making a goose of yourself. Everyone else is quite capable of Googling themselves and don't require a "Google Operator / Assistant" like yourself to chime in constantly.


    BTW it's the solenoid control box that's the issue here and yes I know because I actually worked on a Climate Controlled vehicle that had an issue much the same as the OP.
     
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    How much do you want for it?
     
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    Cheers for the help fellas
     
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    Is the problem sorted?
     
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    Wouldn't waste my time money and effort on a secondhand unit as age is it's biggest enemy and that one looks like a 23 year old item already.
     
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    Lol, your the goose who post things like this that helps no one.. No wounder people don't come back with all the follow up bs you people post.. They want to fix their issue not lesion to your bs.
     
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    No worries grumps, can you come up with some of your own original stuff for once, u have a dig what I say when all you need to do is say climate control use a solenoid to open and close or its set up different , don't need all the bs, and the other moron called of explained as well instead of just saying
    This doesn't help anyone.
    My apologies to the OP for their behaviour and childish bs, it appears to be a different set up on yours so you will need to figure out if its vacuum problem or solenoid issue, have a look at the pdf it give you a test guide. Could be something simple as the linkable fuse. Good luck.
     
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    Stop apologising on our behalf !

    You are really getting under so many valued members skin here. You seem to think you are the websites God when you are nothing more than a parasite misleading so many impressionable car owners.

    If I cop a suspension over this then it clearly shows how the site moderators support morons on here and I'm happy to step away and join a better platform with some smarter folks.

    Honestly I'm just so over smart arses.

    Oh and BTW it's time you changed your Avatar as it's a clear insult on the great man.

    Maybe you should use this one,

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    More dribble, your choice no ones stopping you, thanks for your kind words I really appreciate it, sorry to the OP again please don't be scared to ask for further help in future don't let peoples ego on here frighten you off, its a forum about help not ego and every little bit of info helps.
     
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    For a out burst like that you should be banned forever.

    Oh Bon voyage:cool:
     
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    Blah blah blah
    That’s where you are wrong. Every bit of info you type is misleading, a poor guess or just annoying.

    if your message was accurate, clear and made sense people would listen.
     
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