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99 Dodge Intrepid only have heat when driving

I have a 99 Dodge Intrepid. I had everything replaced that has to do with the heating system last year. Now my heat only works when I'm driving. I've taken it into my "car guy" and they can't seem to find anything wrong with it, but I'm still freezing when I stop at a light!

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  • meg82705 Jan 15, 2009

    The temp shows normal range & the fan blows great just freezing cold. I tried adding coolant and at first that didn't work either. So, I got aggravated and over filled it & let the car run for awhile. I had a big puddle under the car, but the heat is working!
    Thanks for the help!

  • crm4 May 11, 2010

    low on coolant



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What does your thermostat say? is it reading in the cool range or in the normal running temperature range?

if its reading cool..... your thermostat needs to be replaced.

does the fan blow well? or does it only blow while moving?

if the fan doesnt blow well/ not at all, or seems to blow better when driving then its either a bad fan or/and wiring problems to the fan

some cars have vacuum activated valve that turn on and off the heater. if you have a leak in the vacuum line under your dash it could be causing the valve to only open half way. making it not work as well..

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