2004 dodge 2500 slt qhad cab 5.7l hemi,takes a while for heater to blow hot,i just had coolant flushed ,

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Asked by Oct 26, 2013 at 08:10 PM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT Quad Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

temp gauge  allmost red lines with heat then goes back down to unde normal temp
blowing cold ,then starts to heat normaly,i noticed when i step on the gas it produces
hotter air

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well of course...that coolant takes some time to heat up to where the thermostat opens up and the heater core is circulated with coolant...perhaps your t-stat is stuck open...that'd do it~

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or just stuck~

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should not go so hot before opening~

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you could check the temperature at the inlet...in the middle and a the exit to see if the radiator is doing it's job...replace the clogged radiator~

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hey thanx, makes cense to me ,i didnt have thermostate replaced ,ill replace it and tell ya how it whent ,cheers

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you know I've bought one of these themo-spot guns...and not only does it tell the temperature...it's backlight with a blue LED...hasn't got an OFF button...kinda bothers me, but my kitty cats chase it like it's cocaine~

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Sounds like the thermostat is sticking. My '93 Caprice was doing the same thing right after I had the cooling system serviced. I had been unlucky and got a defective thermostat. Replaced the thermostat a second time and all was well again. HTH. -Jim

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