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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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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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