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2001 ford windstar heater runs cool at idle and when reved up to 2000 rpm heats up and then cools down again at idle

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Water pump fins are worn . Not moving enough coolant at idle .

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Check the coolant level. If it's low, what you describe will happen. There is not sufficient coolant to flow through the heater core at idle. At 60mph the water pump is spinning quickly, managing to get some coolant through the heater core, so you get heat until the rpm's drop at idle. If it is due to low level, keep an eye on it to see if it drops again, as you may have a leak.

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