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Heater issues I have a 2002 Dodge Stratus, the heater is blowing out cold air and it has pleanty of coolant. The air conditioner would not cool in the summer, heater and deforst were working and now it is just blowing out cold air

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  • mdrecbureau Feb 04, 2009

    2002 dodge stratus a/c will not cool and the heater will not heat when the headlights or doomlight is on



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You need to begin by changing the thermostat. if you dont know how go to an autozone and they will assist you.

if that doesnt solve the problem you need to change the heater/ac blower relay.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

  • Kendall Nov 18, 2011

    Hi Joe, my car is doing the same thing but oddly enough the rear window defrost works just fine. My heat will come on when it wants, stay on for a few minutes and then immediately start blowing out freezing air....would your recommendation be the same?



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