My heat only works when i am parked on 2000 Mercury Sable

My heat works when I warm my car up the engine gauge goes to warm but when i start driving the gauge goes down past cold and the blows cool air?

by in Detroit, MI on January 06, 2011
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ANSWER by on January 06, 2011
Sounds like a possible engine thermostat opening too soon and staying open. Check there first.
COMMENT by on February 04, 2011
One thing I would check is the anti-freeze. If you have added any, it may test too low. In a lot of engines, too high ratio of anti-freeze to water will cause a heating problem. Testing at about 35 below zero is a good target. I hope this helps.
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