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No heat inside car.The core is new, the radiator is one year old, and the water pump is one month old.

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Check your heater controll valve

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Unless there is air in the system, the likely problem is the blend door actuator.

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6235876-no_heat_fan_blowing_cold_air . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

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