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2001 Dodge Stratus...Heat is not working

I turned on my heat for the first time this year this morning and the heat never got hot. The air was cool at best. I drove all the way to work and it never did get warm. Any suggestions?

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  • urple2 Oct 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. I'm leaning towards eiather the heater fader switch(more/less heat) or the vacuum module that controls the heater door/gate.

  • bschn140 Nov 04, 2008

    I think my problem is similar. I can turn on my car and let it warm up, but the heater doesn't work. Sometimes if I'm on a longger trip (30mi or so), the heater will work a little, but then if I turn it from vent to defrost, the heat will stop again. It seems very odd to me. I don't believe it is the thermostat, but I'm going to replace it just in case. It seems like it has to be something electrical to me.

  • SJRempel Nov 27, 2008

    I also have low or no heat in my 2000 dodge stratus. I have flushed the heater core but like the other posters, at times I can get low heat but if I go to defroster the heat disappears and will not recover. Coolant level is full and temperature is running normal.

  • doingstuff Dec 16, 2008

    i have a similar problem...my heater used to work great..the other day..i was low on water and my car almost overheated..then i pulled over...filled it up, but after that...my heater stopped working, or very low at that...now what..please email me doingstuff@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I lost heat, opened my coolant reservoir, had coolant then replaced it.
    I got heat the next time I turned it on, but not again.
    So now once every ten or so times I have heat.
    WTF?

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I am leaning toward the thermostat. The temp gage is pegged at cold for miles, when the gage moves, it shoots to 3/4 of the range. If it is really cold outside, my car will want to stall when this happens.

  • Kristine_LDR Mar 01, 2009

    I think I have the same problem. A couple days ago I noticed the heat turn to cold air for about 5 minutes and then back to hot air, so I thought nothing of it, but yesterday it really started acting up. Out of the blue, the heater started blowing cold air and I noticed the temperature gauge went up slightly. I pulled over, let it cool off a little and when i started the car the heat worked for about 10 minutes before it went cold. Fluid was a little low, so I put a little less than a quart in and the heat worked fine for about 30 miles. I haven't drove it yet today, so I don't know how it'll act today. My dad seems to think maybe the thermostat is sticking or starting to go out, but doesn't know. Also, I noticed the car had a sweet smell from it, almost like a maple syrup. Any thoughts?

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Check or have someone check the dash console where the knobs are i've had to replace mine once and maybe twice now

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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