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Why would a 1995 Ford Contour heater still not blow hot enough after the thermostat was changed to 195 degrees?

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2004-11-15 21:46:32
2004-11-15 21:46:32

Either the Heater Control Valve is not opening or the BLEND doors aren't opening BOTH could b due 2 a Vacume leak going 2 either one.OR the heater core could b blocked.

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