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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, 98 Catera HCV relocated!!! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hi Folks, This past weekend I did a little modification to the heater control valve on my catera. First, the ...
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    Hi Folks,

    This past weekend I did a little modification to the heater control valve on my catera. First, the reason I did this is because its a pain to get to it and second, also spending hours to replace it at least every two years. I decided to relocate it for easy access if it goes bad again. I have also attached the links so you can see, let me know what you think. Your opinions are appreciated.


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    Thanks.

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    Nice mod!

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    Thanks!!!

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    Any pics of how you accessed it to start with?

    Very good idea.

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    I just picked up a HCV for $15 dollars, woohoo

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Matera97 View Post
    I just picked up a HCV for $15 dollars, woohoo
    I paid 50$ for mine.

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    brilliant! How did you connect the tubes behind the motor?

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    I bought some additional hose, some heater hose connectors and..... lots of thinking :-). I had to wrap some teflon tapes around the heater hose connectors to make sure they were secure enough and offcourse hose clamps to tighten it.

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    Impressive! Wish I had seen this post earlier when I replaced the HCV on my '99. I even bought some heater hose and clamps in case the existing ones needed replacement. Maybe next time...

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    98 Catera HCV modification / relocated!!!

    Just curious, has anyone else tried this...did it work for you?

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV modification / relocated!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by retho78 View Post
    Just curious, has anyone else tried this...did it work for you?
    I did this on my sister's 99. So far so good.

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    So... my catera takes forever to get good heat.. is that a bad HCV? and should I have it replaced?? the car is going in on monday..

    The car is warm after about 10-15min of driving.. but It litterally has to be on for at least 10 min befor it starts getting warm at all.

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hgqguy View Post
    So... my catera takes forever to get good heat.. is that a bad HCV? and should I have it replaced?? the car is going in on monday..

    The car is warm after about 10-15min of driving.. but It litterally has to be on for at least 10 min befor it starts getting warm at all.
    Mine takes a good 8min or so, I assume it is normal. I've never really looked at the tubing but I've always guessed it had something to do with the thermostat staying closed to get the motor to normal operating temp. Never put that much though into it though.

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    Re: 98 Catera HCV relocated!!!

    cool deal "AhazzardToAll".

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