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2002 Land Rover ~ Freelander - No heat coming from the heater

I can bring the 2.5L engines' temperature gauge reads normal after 5 minutes of operating the engine. Problen: the interior heater FAILS to kick in. The Heater dash mounted dial to the highest posaition. ''No HEAT is coming from Blower heater unit. Just cold air . The engine temperature is NORMAL. Radiator fluid appears normal, and is full. Air conditioning (cold) works fine. The V belt that drives the water pump is in new condition.
Can anyone give me a solution or recomendation to solve the proble please?.

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Look for two water lines about 1 in in diameter running back toward the condensor unit in the firewall. On one of those lines will be a control. It is sometimes vacum controlled. When they are vacum conrolled they have a tendency to get stuck or you may have lost vacum to the unit. You can use a vacum tester and short piece of hose to test this to see if you have lost vacum or if it is stuck closed. Connect the test hose to the control on teh hose and apply vacum to the unit. If the valve opens you will get heat in the vehicle. If it does not open then it is stuck in the closed position and will need to be replaced in most cases.

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