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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.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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Its too cold ... get a block heater. At least get an under hood heater, even an old electric blanket will work ... just don't forget to remove it before starting the engine.

You also might look into holding the preheaters on longer.

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2008, take it in for warranty work.

The reason its not working is that it uses vacuum to open the heater vent. At low idle there is not enough vacuum to open the vent, soyou get just cold air. Sounds like therer is a leak in the hose which is covered under your warranty.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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check the anti-freeze level in rad if *** is low in the rad it will cause this , in the raditor not the fill bottle as sometimes the fill bottle will be full ,***** be sure to do this with the engine cool and motor off

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