something other than a thermostat issue?

Craig Willadsen

Asked by Oct 22, 2014 at 06:29 PM about the 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2004 2 cyl. upon cold start will only produce cold air for approx. 10 miles or so. The defrost in front and back windows appears to be performing , but no heat flows until gauge "slowly" climbs up to middle on dash dial. From my limited mechanical research knowledge this symptom doesn't seem to be a thermostat problem but I look for any professional advise/feedback available on a students budget.  Appreciate the help.

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This is normal,you will not have heat until,thermostat open,s,it take,s a few mile,s to do this,if possible on cold morning,s,crank car a few minute,s before you leave,that way it be warm when you get in.

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