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1991 ford explorer radiator replaced and thermostat no heat

Heat comes but takes long time and when it finally does its not really that warm please help

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  • lisalove2200 Jan 26, 2009

    i checked coolant when i replaced themostat

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Have you checked the coolant level and the thermostat?

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 26, 2009

    that leaves the heater core...it could be clogged

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