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The heat doesn't get hot while, i'm warming the van but when i started driving the get hot what's warm.

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First checkup the coolant level in the radiator before you start the engine cold. Top off as necessary. If it's rally low you may need to "burp" the air from the cooling system.

When the radiator is full start the vehicle and watch the temp gauge. Once the gauge reaches the midpoint you should have plenty of heat. If there is still less than adequate heat raise the rpm slightly. If a lot of heat starts to come from the vents with the added RPMs than one of two things has happened.

1. The coolant level is still to low. The added rpm is enough to push coolant up to the heater core but low RPMs cause a loss of coolant flow and thus less heat.

2. The heater core is starting to plug up due to dirty old neglected coolant. The extra RPMs cause more flow which leads to more heat.

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