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Old 01-29-2014, 09:21 PM
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I noticed the other day (now that the temperatures are in the negatives) that I am only getting heat while I am driving. Whenever I stop at a stop light the heat blows cold and my temp gauge gets hotter. When I start moving again, all is well and I get warm again. I have tried on recirculate and not and it makes no difference.

I tried searching for information on this but I couldn't find much on it. I'm leaning towards water pump going bad, but I wanted some opinions before I throw more money at the 'ol girl. she just got a new pair of timken wheel bearings today and that wasn't cheap!
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I would suspect the water pump first. Sounds like you're not getting good circulation. You might consider a good flush as well, just to make sure the pipes or the core aren't clogged anywhere.
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That's what I was leaning towards. She got a good flush last year when I put a new radiator in her.
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Let us know how it turns out, TJ.
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Try back flushing your heater core, don't pull the hoses off at the firewall, take them off near the front of the engine

Other then that, watch the YOUTUBE videos made by HeaterTreater Dodge #1 , #2 , #3
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Well it turns out i have a pretty impressive coolant leak. Gave her about a gallon and a half and my heart works OK now. I just filled it not long ago so I didn't think that could be an issue but apparently it is
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