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1997 cheroke overheating, no heat

The engire started running hot and the heat stopped working almost immediately following. The oil and coolant were low, but not empty. Filled both and still no heat and still overheating

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    I STARTED OVERHEATING AND THE HEAT STOPPED WORKING

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Check your thermostat it may be stuck

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