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    Low to no heat winter is coming!!!!

    My cruze is just out of warranty and now the heater seems to barely work. Its only 21 out and the heater isnt getting completely hot anymore it will get warm after 25 mins or so then lose heat again. The car seems to get up to operating temp but there is no heat what so ever before that. Then it comes and goes. Any ideas so i do not need to pay for repairs?

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    Your thermostat is stuck open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    Your thermostat is stuck open.
    Yah i was thinking this. I will change it and see. Anyone know where it is? I havent looked yet.

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    Follow your radiator inlet hose back to your engine. There it be.
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    Would it get up to operating temp though with a open thermostat?

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    Yes, if not traveling at highway speeds where there's a lot of airflow through the radiator.
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    To verify it's the thermostat, either hook up a scan tool that can read water temperature, or check the DIC. Under Vehicle Information there should be a screen that displays water temperature. Normal is 180-220*F.

    IIRC, shouldn't thermostat be under powertrain warranty? I'm not sure on that point. It does affect emissions if it fails.
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    Is it under powertrain? That would be helpful!

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    If it's not under the powertrain warranty, it's definitely under the emissions warranty. Also, check your coolant level. Low coolant can do the same thing.

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    It should be under powertrain warranty. At least it was in our 2008 Acadia. The dealer replaced it with no issues. Funny thing was that the water pump went out a day later. Go figure.
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