is the water control valve necessary on a 1997 buickpark avenue

Asked by Oct 26, 2016 at 09:43 PM about the 1997 Buick Park Avenue FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

there is a backflow valve in the inlet to the heater on this car. I believe it is called a "water flow control valve". Mine has discinerated while I was replacing the intake manifold bypass asm ( aslo called the belt tensioner asm).

1 Answer

2,490

That is part of your heater system. It shuts of the hot coolant going to the passanger compartment when the a/c is on. If you live in a cool/cold area you need the valve to work or you will not have heat in the winter. You could replace it with a manual valve that you shut off in the summer and turn on in the winter.....up to you

Your Answer:

Buick Park Avenue Experts

  • #1
    Jking1838
    Reputation
    1,220
  • #2
    jateen29
    Reputation
    1,190
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick LeSabre
1,350 listings starting at $1,499
Used Buick Regal
88 Great Deals out of 3,677 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
518 Great Deals out of 26,213 listings starting at $995
Used Buick Century
546 listings starting at $1,995
Used Cadillac DeVille
1,282 listings starting at $999
Used Mercury Grand Marquis
19 Great Deals out of 1,287 listings starting at $1,196
Used Lincoln Town Car
29 Great Deals out of 1,464 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Crown Victoria
5 Great Deals out of 751 listings starting at $2,995
Used Buick Roadmaster
46 listings
Used Toyota Camry
863 Great Deals out of 71,819 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
728 Great Deals out of 103,269 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Buick Park Avenue FWD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 30 listings starting at $2,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.