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Heater does not blow hot air until I get up to about 50 mph!

Sitting at a stop light Temp. gauge went up to 260 and when I started to move it went back down to 210. I got home and check coolant level it was low. Never been low before and I have not notice any leaks in my driveway! Any Ideas what the problem is?

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You need to Replace your Thermostat. Getting hot was sending Coolant into the Overflow Tank and it was Evaporating. Seen it before. That Thermostat should take care of this Problem. Please Rate my Resonse! I need all the help I can get! Thanks!

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