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The heat in my 2010 dodge nitro only blows hot air out the

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The heat in my 2010 dodge nitro only blows hot air out the center vents but not the drivers side. I get nuke warm air out of the floor and the defrost vent.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You could potentially have a door or actuator problem but poor heat on these was usually caused by a restricted heater core.

Did the problem happen suddenly or did the temperature get cooler over time?

Has anything been done to try to repair it?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The heater core has been flushed 7 times by the dealer
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The heat will get hot, but then after a few minutes of driving it cools off again
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Flushing the heater core wouldn't repair it. If the heater core is restricted it needs to be replaced.

Does engine temperature reach normal operating temperature in a normal amount of time and stay there?

Did the problem happen suddenly or did the temperature get cooler over time?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have been having this problem since I bought it a little over a year ago. The dealership has done all the work. I had it for two days and took it back for no heat. It is every winter
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The temp gauge stays the same right in the middle
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

You don't need to be concerned with engine temperature then.

A scan tool can be used to do a calibration test to see if there is a door or actuator issue. If ok then the heater core is going to need to be replaced. If calibration does fail some actuators can be replaced easily, if there is a door issue it would require replacement of the air distribution housing.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thanks you very much for your help
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

You're welcome and good luck with it!

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