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Heater in my 1998 ford taurus works intermittently

When my car in running and the heat is on it goes from hot to cold and back to hot somethimes without doing anything to the controls

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Check the radiator fluid level. It sounds like you have a low fluid level . or the thermostat could be malfunctioning.

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