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If it's a 'tec, it shouldn't have the usual clogged heater core problems that the vulcans have, but it could be. First thing to do would be to get the engine warmed up and crank the heat on, then check the heater hoses as close to the heater core as you can get. Both should be warm. If one is warm and the other is noticeably cooler, then the heater core is plugged again. If that's the case, you need to find out why that's happening, as the 'tecs usually aren't prone to the sludgy coolant issues like the vulcans are. If the coolant hasn't been flushed in a long time, start with that, and power flush the heater core to blow the crap out of it. Do you know if anyone has ever put stop-leak into the system? If so, that could be part of the problem, as some stop-leak agents plug up more than just leaks - they can plug up rads and heater cores too.
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