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Very little heat from my 2002 Taurus. Changed thermastat,added antifreeze, new overflow tank and had the air bled. Now what can I do?

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I would probably try and flush out the heater core, it may be plugged up, to do this there are two heter hoses that go into the firewall at the back of the motor, remove those and use a garden hose to back flush it. If nothing comes out try a rad flush solution and let it sit inside the heater core for 10-15 minutes and then try to flush it again

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