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  • MrShift@Edmunds 01/29/12 12:36 pm PST

    I don't think it's the water pump. I'd check a) coolant level and b) your thermostat.

  • spinosad 01/30/12 9:35 pm PST

    Thanks for the ideas. I took it to the dealer today. The heater core was restricted, thus limiting water flow through the core at low engine speed. They backflushed twice and got it working 100%. A new heater core would have been $1200. I am surprised by the restriction. I do a flush and fill every two years. Maybe residual from previous owner neglect. I bought it with 20K miles.

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