A Heater Control Valve Replacement cost in Greensboro in 2024

The average cost for a heater control valve replacement with CarAdvise is $165 and the range is generally between $67 and $531.

Get expert advice, compare prices, schedule, approve, & pay for any service at your favorite shops - guaranteed to be lower than in-store retail.

How CarAdvise Works

Book

Find 400+ services from a network of trusted shops and book appointments in seconds.

Approve

Approve or decline an itemized list of services and costs before any work begins.

Pay

Pay securely and enjoy exclusive discounted rates and a hassle-free checkout experience.

AVERAGE COST IN Greensboro

A Heater Control Valve Replacement costs by shop in Greensboro.

CarAdvise Customers save an average of $33 on A Heater Control Valve Replacement.

POPULAR VEHICLES

Average cost of A Heater Control Valve Replacement for popular vehicle models in Greensboro:

Car Model

Avg. cost

$50

Maintenance as it's meant to be.

Transparent

Never overpay for car maintenance. Compare and select from discounted prices across 26,000+ trusted shops nationwide.

Empowering

Ignite your auto knowledge. Gain invaluable insights into maintenance schedules, service clarity, and obtain expert advice.

Hassle-Free

Bypass the stress of negotiations. CarAdvise simplifies your car care journey for an effortless experience.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A Heater Control Valve Replacement

What is a heater control valve and how does it work?

A heater control valve (sometimes referred to as a hot water valve) is a component of both the heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system and the engine cooling system. The device diverts some of the hot coolant (antifreeze) from your engine, through a heater hose, and to the heater core inside the passenger compartment. The heater core absorbs heat from the engine coolant and a fan blowing through the heater core pushes warm air through the cabin vents.

The heater control valve moderates the amount of heat blowing into the cabin in response to your selections on the climate controls. When you choose the heat function, the valve opens to allow coolant into the heater core and you get warm air. When you turn off the heat, or turn on the AC, the valve remains closed.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

How do I know if my vehicle needs the heater control valve replaced?

There are a number of signs that the heater control valve on your vehicle is not working as it should, including:

Little or no heat comes from the vents when you select the heat settings

The AC doesn't blow cold air or blows warm air instead

Warm air comes out of the vents no matter what setting you select

The temperature fluctuates intermittently

This text is only for demo

FREQUENCY OF INSPECTION

How does a technician perform A Heater Control Valve Replacement ?

Starting with a cool engine, a technician will follow these general steps to replace a heater control valve on your vehicle:

  • Block the flow of coolant to the heater control valve or drain the coolant from the system
  • Unclamp the heater hoses from the valve and dislodge the hoses
  • Disconnect the wire harness plug from the valve assembly
  • Unfasten the heater control valve and remove it from the vehicle
  • Install the new valve and reconnect the hoses
  • Reattach the wiring
  • Top off or replace the engine coolant
  • Bleed the cooling system of air (this usually requires special equipment, procedure, or both)

Other Questions Customers Ask

Where is the heater control valve located?
The heater control valve on most vehicles is located in the engine compartment near the firewall (the body panel beneath the windshield and between the engine and occupants). The valve is inserted in line with the heater hose leading from the engine to the heater core input tube that protrudes through the firewall.
What would happen if the heater control valve was stuck closed?
If your heater control valve sticks in the fully closed position, it will not allow hot engine coolant (antifreeze) to flow from the engine block to the heater core. No hot coolant to the heater core means no heat from the vents. No matter what setting you choose on the climate controls, only cool air will come from the vents.
Will a bad heater control valve cause overheating?
A bad heater control valve could cause engine overheating. If the valve sticks open, only warm air will come from the cabin vents. If the valve sticks closed, only cool air will blow. But if the heater control valve is leaking, the loss of coolant can cause overheating. Any coolant loss can become serious if not addressed, since overheating can lead to catastrophic engine damage and costly repairs.

This is demo Question

This is demo Answer

Compare discounted prices at 32k+ shops.

Finding a trusted shop has never been easier. We've partnered with the largest brands in auto maintenance to give our customers the biggest network to choose from.

PepBoys Full SVG
Firestone Name SVG
Jiffy Lube Full SVG
NTB Logo SVG 1
Discount Tire Full SVG
GoodYear Logo Full SVG 1
Valvoline Name SVG
Meineke Name SVG

Trusted & partnered with leading companies.

We've earned a reputation as the go-to choice for quality car care, with some of the biggest names in business reaping the benefits and improving their customer's car care experience.

Honda
doordash
ebay
Allstate
carvana
buckle

Need to talk about something?

Call us at (844) 923-8473 or email [email protected]

Join the world's largest consumer fleet.

Over 1.8 Million already have.