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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: Heater not blowing hot air

 

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Jacko, 5.9L V8, Lansing, MI, April 09, 2009, 05:17
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The heater on my 1997 Dodge Ram is not blowing hot air. It takes a long time to warm up in our Michigan winters and never gets very hot. Not sure if it's the thermostat and maybe needs a radiator flush. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    Russ April 24, 2009, 16:13
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    It sounds like your thermostat may be stuck open. A plugged radiator would make the engine run hotter not cooler.

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    Visitor, April 18, 2011, 00:41

    i have a 1996 dodge ram 1500 4 wheel drive i had to replace the heater core because it was stopped up.

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    Visitor, April 18, 2011, 00:43

    the hot cold selecter cable could be broken'

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    Visitor, April 18, 2011, 11:32

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE. IT DOES BLOW COOL AIR, BUT IT DOESN'T GET VERY COLD. ALSO, THE HEATER DOESN'T GET VERY WARM EITHER. I HAD THE RADIATOR FLUSHED, BUT IT DIDN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I'LL REPLACE THE THERMOSTAT TO SEE IF THAT HELPS. THANKS AGAIN. JACK

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