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Check coolint level keeps comming on and car temp goes up . And i can not get any heat to come out of the vents .

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First off, I am assuming that you have checked to make sure you have the proper amount of coolant in the vehicle. If you do not that will cause the engine to overheat, and also when an engine over heats it will cause it to stop the heater from throwing out heat. IF you have checked to make sure that there is a proper amount of coolant in the engine I would then have the car checked to make sure that the water pump is working properly.

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