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Heater core issues 2010 dodge caliber..Looking to buy a 2010 dodge caliber, took it to my mechanic and he said heater core is plugged..try flushing first, then replace...

Do I really want to spend $1000.00 replacing it?

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Then do not buy it . how simple is that decision

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How to back flush heater core 2007 grand prix


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My 97 dodge stratus has a heating problem i start the car let it run for 10-15 minutes to clear off frost or snow but it will not defrost the wind shield it stays cold but after driving it for 2-3 miles...


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Regarding this types of problem,i suggest you to go through this help links.Click the link below to go through the procedure and troubleshoot the problem :----HOW TO REPLACE AN UPPER RADIATOR HOSE

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-upper-radiator-hose.html

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HOW TO REPLACE A LOWER RADIATOR HOSEhttp://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-lower-radiator-hose.html
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For heater core replacing procedure. I suggest you to go through this related help links.Its all complete step by step procedure: ----How to replace heater core for All car models?

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How to replace heater core on Buick Regal?

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Where are the heater core hoses located to disconnect for a flush?


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Heater core plugged how do you flush it.


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