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1998 Ford Explorer only blows cold air no heat at all

One mechanic back flushed the heater core and it still only blows cold air. Does anyone know what else tha problem could be?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the heater control valve? did you check blend door in the heater box?

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Ok, i had the same issue, your thermostat is stuck open, or you need to check cooling system and the color of coolant, maybe try a flush, go to parts store and get some acid cleaner for flushing your cooling system.....good luck!

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