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No heat,front or rear, only one hot line to each heater core.

Both lines connecting to thermostat housing are hot, other 2 lines are cold. is there a valve allowing water to flow through cores? i changed thermostat and flushed.

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Hey Dan, I know you said that you flush the system, but if the heater cores are restricted it could be hard to flush under normal flushing, recommend pulling the hoses at the core itself and back flushing it both directions several times. See if that will help.

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    Hey Dan, I know you said that you flush the system, but if the heater cores are restricted it could be hard to flush under normal flushing, recommend pulling the hoses at the core itself and back flushing it both directions several times. See if that will help.


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You may have got a defective thermostat if its sticking 2 lines would be hot and the other two cold

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