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While my truck is idling the heat works fine. When I'm

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While my truck is idling the heat works fine. When I'm moving all I get is cold air in all positions; heat, panel, defrost. ???
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Ford Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello. That sounds like a bad thermostat. Did you replace it when you did the water pump?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I did not replace thermostat. My temp gauge is functioning properly so I assumed thermostat was good.
Ford Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

I think your thermostat is stuck open. That is definitely where I would start. When you start your truck does it seem take a long time to reach operating temperature? Does it even reach normal operating temperature?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The truck reaches normal temp in 7 to 10 minuets (roughly) at idle. Changing the thermostat is an easy enough procedure but, the one that's in there is only about 4 years old.
Ford Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Was this an issue before you replaced the water pump as well?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
yep
Ford Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok. when your driving and the air is blowing cold, what does the temperature gauge on the dash do? Does it drop?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Temp gauge holds steady.
Ford Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

so the engine temp does not drop when you are cruising and the air is blowing cold? Where is the gauge? middle? just past?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
middle
Ford Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

At idle, does it actually blow as hot as it should, or does it just blow warm?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'll throw a new thermostat in and get back to you. The wife is nagging, so I gotta go. It does blow as hot as it should at Idle
Ford Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok. Let me know. If it's not the thermostat then I would suspect a restricted heater core, although the symptoms point more toward a thermostat but if it were the thermostat then the engine temp should drop as the air blows colder.

This is rather bazaar

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