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I have a 2000 VW Jetta. The heater stoped working 2 days ago. Before that I have a coolant leak in the hose, which I replaced then about a week after that the car overheated out of no where. 2 days later my heater and defrost stopped working. The air is still being blown into the car its just cold air

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    Your head gasket may be going or will go soon.

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U'll need to bleed the system.

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