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It is winter i have no heat

I have checked all electronics they are good.
I have also checked the heater core and flushed it and it is good.
When the truck is at normal oporating tempature and i am driving i get a small amount of heat, when I come to a stop it goes away.
If I stop and put it into neutral then hit the throtle I then gain some heat back.
I have a 99 Dodge Ram sport 5.9 letre
I suspect it could be something in the water pump

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  • carltmac Dec 18, 2008

    do you have any idea's on how to try figure out either or?

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This could be a failing water pump but it sounds more like a stuck thermostat

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

  • Kevin Blair
    Kevin Blair Dec 18, 2008

    First check the thermostat with the engine warmed up the upper rad hose should be hot. If not the thermostat is faulty.
    Next to ensure that the cooling system is working correctly get a pressure test done this should indicate any other possible problems such as a failling water pump or gasket leak.

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