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Heater My heat only works if the car is moving and sometimes not even then. What can be done to solve this problem? There's no such thing as warming up the car anymore.

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    My 2000 Dodge Caravan heater does not work either. The engine comes up to temp, and cools fine, but I only have heat when I am driving down the highway. The rest of the time it just blows cold air?? I ruled out the thermostat because my engine heats and cools without any problems. Am I correct?

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Possibly low on coolant or bad thermostat would cause this...if low on coolant check the waterpump for a leak

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