What would make your heat blow hot when your driving but blow cold when at idle

Tiny
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  • 2002 SATURN SL1
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Ive replaced the water pump, thermostat and over flow cap but still does the same thing at this point I'm lost and don't know what else to look at
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 4:08 PM

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Tiny
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Sound like a restricted or clogged up heater core. Have you put any coolant stop leak in the coolant?
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 4:11 PM
Tiny
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No but it is a brown looking color how would I flush the heater core out
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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I would remove both heater hoses then try flushing water thru it with a hose. If you have a air compressor turn the regulator way down and use a little compressed air to clear it.
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
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Both heater hoses go into my firewall right
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 5:00 PM

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