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First time posting here, from what I have seen this site is great, very informative and helpful.
I have a 2003 Dodge 1500 3.7 Ltr. I have only owned it since May 2009.
When I bought it it only had 30,000 miles on it, looking forward to along term relationship with the truck.
I have notice since winter when I start the truck and let it warm up, it will not start to blow heat until I rev it up. It blows a little warm but not hot. even if it idles for 10 - 15 minutes. I was wondering if this was normal? I was thinking maybe thermostat problem, not sure.

A friend of mine says "it might be because of the low idle RPM, its the way those trucks are" Does not sound right to me.

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Most likely a thermostat problem or air in the system due to low coolant. The water pump is also possible, but less likely.
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Remerson thank you for your response, the fluild was low and I replaced the cap. I probably should have checked fluid level first. I need to keep an eye on the level in case there is another problem.

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Sounds like you've got a handle on it.
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Well I think I found out why the fluid was low. The bottom sqeeze type hose clamp was split. I do not know why I never found a leak on the driveway. From the rust on the break it has been that way for a while. Laying out in the snowy driveway Sunday morning sucked, but I finally was able to cut off the old clamp with a Dremal and replaced the clamp. Time will tell... again


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