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Old 01-05-2010
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Heater acting weird

Man I hate this stupid *** truck. First time I've used the heat in about a year last night and when I stop at a light the heat would blow cold air instead of heat, once I start going again it works fine. Any ideas?
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vacuum issue? possibly? that would be my first guess.
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yeah thats what I was thinking too, I need to look. The truck idles smooth and it still switches though the different modes fine at idle so it must not be too big of a leak if thats what it is.
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Does the vehicle overheat? If so, then it is most likely a bad water pump impeller. If not, is the coolant low? If the system is full then you have a couple of options. Vacuum leak or restricted heater core.
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Never overheated, coolant temp is always in the 190's I think? Coolant shouldn't be low but I'll go move my truck and check that right now.
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Was low on coolant, idk how I never noticed. Just topped it off and drove around and the heat gets hotter quicker and doesnt cut out anymore. Thanks for the help guys.
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Was low on coolant, idk how I never noticed. Just topped it off and drove around and the heat gets hotter quicker and doesnt cut out anymore. Thanks for the help guys.
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Was low on coolant, idk how I never noticed. Just topped it off and drove around and the heat gets hotter quicker and doesnt cut out anymore. Thanks for the help guys.
No problem, glad it was an easy fix.
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Was low on coolant, idk how I never noticed. Just topped it off and drove around and the heat gets hotter quicker and doesnt cut out anymore. Thanks for the help guys.
Our 2008 F-350 King Ranch had that problem too lol.
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Heat dont work worth a shit with low coolant eh LOL.
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if i were you, id flush the system too. should be flushed every 5 years but i dont know that many people that do it that often.
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flush the system and replace the thermostat and cap. and keep an eye on it for loosing coolant
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