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Brian 3/29/2010

1996 Chevrolet Blazer Base 6 Cyl 4.3L


i hear a water swishing sound down by my feet when i am driving, sounds worse upon acceleration

'96 Blazer, just had engine replaced, now i am hearing a water sound like swishing or passing thru tubes. located down by my feet on the hub, unable to pinpoind exact location

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HouseCallAuto 3/30/2010

Read this and do this test if you can>>

1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L

Customer Concern: Gurgling noise in the heater core when driving or revving the engine. Like water is sloshing around.
Tests/Procedures: 1. Verify the pressure cap is holding proper pressure.

2. Remove the hoses to the heater core and verify a solid stream of coolant flow to the core with the engine idling. Using a piece of clear plastic hose (available at most hardware stores) between the two heater hoses is the neat way to check flow.

3. Flush or replace the heater core and flush the cooling system if dirty.
Potential Causes: Flow
Heater Core
Radiator Cap

Diagnostic Codes: None
Author: Kevin Caple
Average Reported Mileage: Unknown

Confirmed Fix Summary

Confirmed Fix 1 - Heater Core

Confirmed Fix Details

Tech Reported Fix Details Confirmed Fix
Autoworks Tech
November 14, 2008 1996 Chevrolet K1500, 4.3L, GAS, Vin W, Eng Cfg V6 *
Heater Core
- replace heater core no more issues Heater Core


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