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Heater blowing cold air and engine overheating for 2002 Dodge Intrepid

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Usually the first thing to check is the thermostat,it could be not opening and closing properly,here's a link on how to replace.You can put thermostat in pot of water and boil to temperature of thermostat and it should open and close after removing from water.If thermostat is good,then check water pump,here's how to replace.

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First check engine coolant levels, add if low, secondly, check waterpump for proper funtioning, then if the vents are still cold, start looking at the heater hoses for issues and ther is a control valve that lets hot fluid enter the car..if this is locked or stuck you should be able to move the lever by hand and see if it works.. its normally vaccuum operated..good luck

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

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That was a common complaint a few years back, due to the fact that the heater core is a little too much higher than the engine, which requires that extra push it gets when engine RPM's increase. One thing I did do on my Caravan was remove my hoses to the heater core, and use a small external pump with hoses to circulate C.L.R. through my core for a while, then let it sit with CLR in the core overnight.Next day I circulated it through again, both ways by reversing hoses, and then re-attached hoses, bled air out of system, and notice quite an improvement in heat at idle. Once cleaned out, the heater core allowed coolant flow through it better at idle. If your stumped by explanation, take it to an automotive shop, or a Rad shop, and get a quote on flushing that core out for you. I recommend the CLR, but it might be too time consuming for you , but a flush will probably show some noticeable improvement.

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Check coolant level and then check to see if both heater hoses are hot. If on is hot and the other luke warm or cold, you might have a plugged heater core. If both are hot then you might have a problem will the what they call a "blend door actuator". Both need to be diagnosed be a mechanic because they will required the dash to be removed to be repaired. $$!!!
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SOURCE: my heater is blowing cold air 2005 dodge grand caravan

In this order check the following:
Antifreeze level
thermostat
blend door
blend door motor...accordianman

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ok, missed the part about the rear ac working, the part that causes this is called the air temperature control blend door actuator motor, it is an electric motor driven gear drive that moves the plastic door inside the air ducking to mix or shut off the hot or cold air from the ac evaporator core or the heater core, you will need to replace it.

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SOURCE: Dodge 2002 Grand Caravan V6 3.3 engine overheating/no cabin heat.

Replace the bad radiator hose first.  Second- get you special formulated anti-freeze dye from the auto store and pour it into the radiator.  Third- make sure you got all the air pockets out of your system, cause the coolant system won't work with air pockets in it.  Fourth- Check for leaks by looking for the colored dye.  If it's not the radiator hose, then could possibly be a pin hole in your radiator.  Would suggest replacing all the radiator hoses at the same time while you got the coolant system disconnected, cause you don't want to have to come back and replace another hose in a few months.

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