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2006 Dodge Magnum When its cold the car starts up perfectly fine bt after driving for a min the engine light comes on and I get a lighting bolt warning sign thermostat is not reading cars temp and have no heat so I pulled over and turned it off and restarted it lighting bolt sign went away n temp gauge started to read temp and heat came on just started doing this when it got cold outside what could b wrong with the car?

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You may have a thermostat that is stuck in the open position not allowing the engine tom warm up fast enough to please the computer. Depending on which engine you have, locate the thermostat housing and replace the thermostat.

You could also be a little low on coolant. Take off the radiator cap when the engine is cold and check the level.

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