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1998 ford f150- heat issue

Where is the heater control valve located on this truck? I have changed the thermostat, acid flushed the heater core, flushed the radiator, fluid is topped off, and still blows ice cold, so this is my next step. The controls work fine. I was told that the heater box needed to be replaced...exactly what this is I'm not sure. I'm thinking it's the housing for the blend control. Any ideas? Thanks in advance, Rich B.

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There is no heater valve on a 1998 ford F-150. The hoses for the heater lead directly from the engine and go to the heater case. PS The heater doors are all vacuum controlled so you might wanna look under the dash for any lines that might be disconnected

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