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Heater doe not work

I have replaced the broken blend door and still nothing? Could it be the thermostat?

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When the engine is at operating temp, feel both the heater hoses (half the diameter of the radiator hose, twice as long, and they both go into the firewall next to each other.) If one is hot, and the other is cold, your heater core is plugged. If they are both hot, the blend door still isn't working. If they're both cold (and the engine is typically running cool), then check your thermostat.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 06, 2009


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