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Hello Tom. I did replace the heater control valve because the old one was stuck and would not open or close.  We now have lots of heat!!!  But---we need the actuator or solenoid that screws on to the top of the valve.  Know where we can find one?  and do you know what it is called?  Been calling lots of parts stores and searching online, but there doesn't seem like anyone has this item.

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HI RONALD, WE CALLED THEM HEATER CONTROL VALVE ACTUATORS,IF THEY WERE CONTROLLED BY VACUUM.. SOLENOIDS IF THEY WERE CONTROLLED BY ELECTRIC...GOOD QUESTION IS TO WHERE TO FIND ONE OF THESE BABIES, BECAUSE OF THE YEAR...DO YOU HAVE A GM STORE AROUND YOU ?? IF SO GET WITH THEM IN PARTS AND SEE IF THEY CAN LOOK BACK TROUGH THERE OLD PARTS BOOK..YOU MAYBE SURPRISED WHAT THEY CAN COME UP WITH. JUST THOUGHT OF THIS PLACE THE,,,I WOULD SUGGEST CARS INC.908-369-3666 OUT OF NJ..THIS PLACE HAS TONS AND TONS OF BUICK PARTS FROM 1936 TO 1987..WE CALL THEM AT OUR SHOP IF A OLDER BUICK SHOWS UP...I WOULD BE SURPRISED IF THEY DO NOT HAVE THIS...LET ME KNOW HOW THIS GOES AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM....

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TOM SHEETS

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Can answer all questions pertaining to mechanics of GM cars from 1965 to present. I will answer questions from 6:00 am to 10 pm est.. I will not take diesel or paint questions. If this olds and buick section is maxed out you can get to me in the chevrolet section...

Experience

I have 30 plus years experience in servicing these cars. I can answer questions on carburetor, fuel injection,ignition systems, suspension, brakes and abs, cooling systems,a/c and heater,manual transmissions, rear differential and electrical system,charing system and battery. I am a Master ASE certified mechanic in all 8 categories: - Brakes - Heating and Air Conditioning - Automatic transmission - Clutches and Transaxle - Engine performance - Engine repair - Electrical - Steering and suspension I am certified for NYS inspection and clean air insp.

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I am a Master ASE certified mechanic in all 8 categories (see above) I am an Air Conditioning/Freon recycling specialist with ASE. I have at least 4 years of technical training and many hours of continuing education.

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many customers in our busy shop for the past 30 plus years

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