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Over heating and heater takes a long time to heat up

My 2001 Durango overheats when sitting in traffic. If it is moving and air is moving through... I do not have much of a problem. This really causes a problem though when I am towing my pop up camper. Also when starting it on cold mornings.... the engine will show that it is heating up but the heater won't blow hot air until I rev up the engine a bunch or actually get on the road with it. I could let it just run idle for 30 minutes in the morning and it still won't blow heat until I rev it!!! I'm thinking these 2 issues might be related.

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Change the thermatstat it has aweak spring in it .could fail all together and over heat

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