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Not getting alot of heat

I can't get very much heat out of it i have changed the thermostat to a 195 and put cardboard in front of the rad and still no heat.How can i get more heat out of it?

The heater switches automaticly,I can have it on the vent and when you speed up it switches to defrost.Why is that and how can it be fixed?

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You have a vacume leat to the heater unit and that is needed to switch the blend doors and if you have rear heat you could have an air bubble in the lines.

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