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I think I need a thermostat for my 2009 Pontiac Torrent, Heat comes and goes, I checked and I have coolent

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Its possible the thermostat is not working correctly, but quick changes with the heat is usually from being low on coolant or a problem with the blend doors under the dash.
Your temp gauge should be going up and down if the thermostat is not working right. And it would take a few minutes for a change to be noticed. As the thermostat closed the engine would heat up, then cool down if it opened.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

  • Rhonda McGuire Jan 23, 2013

    yes that is what the temp gauge is doing, usually I have heat when we are moving but if I am at an idle gauge goes up and heat goes off. sometimes revving engine will lower the gauge. I checked the coolent and it was full so thats why I was thinking thermostat. Thanks for your response!



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your air damper or diverter may not be working.this is basically a mechanism that opens a flap by your heater core to control the amount of hot air that comes out.There is a rod that this flapper pivots on and if this rod is broken or the motor that operates it is not working you will either have heat all the time or no heat at all depending on which position it broke at.I know because my torrent has the same problem.To fix my problem they have to remove the dashboard to access the heater core which amounts to major $$$. I hope your problem is an easier fix. good luck

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It sounds like your blend door is broken. I have a 2006 Pontiac Torrent as well and this happened to me last spring. Luckily, I live in AZ so I didn't have to deal with it until now. It costs approximately $1000 to fix as they have to take the entire dash out of the car. I will take all day to fix a piece of the car that costs $97. Pontiac should do a recall as this happens to almost every car.

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I have to have mine replaced as well and found out it is located way behind the engine and will cost around $200 to fix because of labor....the part is only $10.

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