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1998 dodge stratus 2.5 very little heat from heater replaced thermostat, heater core flushed system. Will barley get warm enough to defrost windows. Heat gauge reads about half way.
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After the engine has warmed up, touch both heater hoses going into the firewall. Let me know if both are too hot to touch, be careful only touch with your finger tip for a splt second cause they can be really hot.

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