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My 89 olds calais is putting out barely any heat,it may be stuck on fresh air?

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If both heater hoses are getting hot, and the radiator is full of coolant, you could have a blend door problem. There may also be a heater control valve on one of the heater hoses that is not working. The blend doors direct air thru the heater core and vents. That would follow your theory of the control being stuck in one position.

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SOURCE: heater not putting out enough heat,uspect heater core

Check to see that the engine is reaching the proper temperature first. Then pull the line on the heater core and flush. If you can't flush it, that will confirm the core is blocked.

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