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How can u tell if the door flap is closing to make the heater core work

(1998 Dodge Dakota)
in Hendersonville, TN on January 13, 2018
Blowes warm everything is nEw in the cooling system
What seems to make the problem better or worse? If you sit it will low warm if u drive u feel cold with the heat
How long have you had this problem? Months
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on January 14, 2018
New heater core new as well?
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on January 14, 2018
After engine has reached normal operating temperature .. Are *BOTH* of the heater hoses as HOT as the top radiator hose is?

With engine fully warmed up - It should be uncomfortable (too hot) to hold onto either of the heater hoses for more than a few seconds.
on January 13, 2018
check the coolant level when the engine is cold...if it's not full,you will get very little,or no heat.
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