My Temperature gauge reads normal but I have no heat, what can I do to fix this? on 2004 Volkswagen Passat

I've only checked the fluid level. I've been told to replace a few things but I don't want to play Russian roulette with parts and spend a crap ton of money. Just recently had a baby and money is tight. Please help!!!

by in Rochester, NY on January 28, 2014
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on January 28, 2014
You may have a clogged up heater core, go to www.passatworld.com post your problem and the guys there will help you fix it,advice and write ups on most problems.
COMMENT by on January 28, 2014
U gotta pop hood and go to pass side and feel if those heater hoses r hot with car running ,if 1 hot ,1 cold , the heater cores plugged up, When it sits and idle the gauge doesn't creep up to hot?? Also what's the milage on car?? Diaper get expensive , wait till u gotta buy the girls coach and gucci pocketbooks..
COMMENT by on January 29, 2014
both hoses are cold temperature gauge reads normal mileage is a little bit less than 130k
ANSWER by on January 29, 2014
ck coolant level 1st thing.
COMMENT by on January 29, 2014
coolant levels are at normal