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When I warm up my sportage, the gauge goes up but inside the vehicle is still cold until I start driving- getting the RPMs up there then it heats up real fast. What will cause this? As winter is coming quickly.

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  • Jennifer Gulick
    Jennifer Gulick Oct 21, 2013

    Checked the coolant levels yesterday and they will like a half quart low. After we topped it off it still did it.

  • cy schousboe Oct 21, 2013

    Did you check the levels today? Do you keep the heater and fan constantly on?



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I would suspect your coolant level is quite low. Check the overflow bottle and top it up. Recheck and top up for a few days.

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