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I have no heat and it is winter here in Calgary. i changed the thermostat all the fuses in the engine and in the door panel and the wiring from both fans to the fuse box what now?

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It is time to discover the temperature of the coolant in your engine whilst it running.
Use a cooking thermometer and test the temperature after about 10 minutes of operation.
It should be about 160 - 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
(Convert to Celsius if you wish.)
If it is not, you still have a problem with a "too cold "engine.
If it is, you have a problem with heated coolant circulation.
Suspect a heater control valve that is not opening, and allowing the heated coolant to flow through the heater inside the car.
This might be the valve, or the control on the dashboard, a pinched heater hose, or a vacuum leak somewhere.
God bless your efforts.

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Is engine coming to normal operating temp

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