What to know about Connector Hose Heater Control Valve:
The heater control valve is attached to two connector hoses. One hose brings coolant in to the heater control valve from the engine and the other hose lets it to flow out to the heater core. The heater control valve pumps coolant from the engine to the heater core, which will then be released into the cabin as warm air. The hoses provide the structure for the coolant to travel.
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They are attached to the parts by clamps. When they have cracks or breaks, the coolant leaks out and won’t enable the vehicle’s interior to heat up, resulting in a cold ride. The hoses are made of various materials, such as rubber or heavy-duty plastic, and they can wear out over time. When this occurs, the hoses will need to be changed to make sure the heater continues to work efficiently.
Facts to Note:
The control valve has two connector hoses; since they are fixed at the same time and are the same age, it is a good idea to change both hoses together.
The hose clamps may need to be changed as well to stop future leaks.
Hoses can be spoiled by an oil leak.
How to Fix:
The Connector Hose Heater Control Valve is confirmed that it needs to be changed. The coolant is drained from the radiator till the level is below heater lines.
The defective Connector Hose Heater Control Valve is removed from the heater inlet hose by loosening the clamps.
The new Connector Hose Heater Control Valve is fixed with new clamps and tightened. The coolant is refilled in the system.
The Connector Hose Heater Control Valve is tested for leaks while the engine is running.
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The vehicle is tested for proper operation of the Heater Control.
Have the connector heater control valve and hoses examined regularly by one of your expert mechanics. If the hoses show signs of wear or cracking, have them changed before they begin leaking.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change Connector Hose Heater Control Valve:
Stiff or hardened connector hose
Cracks in connector hose
No warm air coming out of heater vents
Importance of this service:
If the connector hose is not changed, you won’t have heat in the vehicle during cold weather. Not only will this make driving unpleasant, but it will make your windshield fog or frost and make it difficult to see. A cracked or worn connector hose to the heater control valve should be changed right away.