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I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid that the heater stopped blowing hot just the other day. Wife says she thinks she noticed engine temp slighlty warmer than normal. I've checked the coolant level and it seems fine. I'm guessing it's the thermostat...where is the thermostat in relation to the radiator hose in the front of the engine comaprtment? Is it easily accessable or do I have to remove major parts to get to it?

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Yes I would replace the thermostat first. If that does not work the radiator itself may be clogged. The thermostat is inside a housing that is located at the end of the upper radiator hose that attaches at the engine. For proper heating and cooling refill your system with a 50/50 mix of water and anti-freeze. The only other thing that you could check is the heater control valve which is attached to one of the heater hoses. It allows flow of hot coolant to the heater core.

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