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My 2003 dodge stratus 2.7 6cyl. will not warm up until I start driving. After awhile it will start blowing cold air. Then at times it will blow from any which vent no matter where the contol knob is set at.

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SOURCE: 2002 caravan, heater problems

That was a common complaint a few years back, due to the fact that the heater core is a little too much higher than the engine, which requires that extra push it gets when engine RPM's increase. One thing I did do on my Caravan was remove my hoses to the heater core, and use a small external pump with hoses to circulate C.L.R. through my core for a while, then let it sit with CLR in the core overnight.Next day I circulated it through again, both ways by reversing hoses, and then re-attached hoses, bled air out of system, and notice quite an improvement in heat at idle. Once cleaned out, the heater core allowed coolant flow through it better at idle. If your stumped by explanation, take it to an automotive shop, or a Rad shop, and get a quote on flushing that core out for you. I recommend the CLR, but it might be too time consuming for you , but a flush will probably show some noticeable improvement.

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SOURCE: After car heats up (slow to heat) it stil blows cold until moving

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Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: location of thermostat on 2001 dodge stratus

To my recolection, the thermostat is located where the LOWER radiator hose meets the engine (rather than where the upper hose meets the engine in a lot of other vehicles).

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Heater on driver-side blows barely warm air other vents blow cold

the most probabale cause of this would be a disfunctional hear core if you replace your heater your heater will more than likley work the the way it's supposed to

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is thermostat location for 2003 Dodge Stratus, dohc, 4 cyl

Right under the radiator cap. Remove the 2 bolts and the hoses on the housing and there it is. Please rate me!

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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