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No heat i have a 1997 ford explore i am getting no heat in the vechile . i heat going in the heater core .

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  • armstrongpai Oct 26, 2008

    I have no heat, everything has been checked, new thermostat, coolant has been replaced the only thing left is the heater core I, think. My question is do I have to have the AC discharged to replace the heater core?

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