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2008 Chevy Impala, was in a front end collision, the heater only blows hot air when the rpms are above idle. when at idle it blows cold. Any ideas?

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There's probably a little vacuum actuated valve in one of the hoses going from the engine block to the heater core. make sure this valve is working.

Also... check coolant level

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Your water pump may be marginal, only circulating adequate collant at engine speeds above 1000 RPM or so.

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