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Car will only have sometimes and i have replaced

Car will only have heat sometimes and i have replaced thermostat

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When was the last time you did a coolant flush?
Recommended interval is every two years.

Is the coolant level at MAX / FULL when the engine is cold?
When there is not enough coolant in the system.....the coolant will not able to reach the heater core.

Heater control valve blockage?

Heater core blockage?

Is the truck over-heating or thermostat going to a higher level?


Please post more information after a coolant flush and top off the coolant system.


Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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If the car is not providing heat and thermostat is good, then your problem is a faulty heater core. Sometimes when heat cores wear out, they sometimes give off an anti-freeze smell.
You can go to autozone.com and register for full free online repair manual with everything you could need for your car.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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