What could be wrong if temp gauge reads cold and heater blows cold air on ford windstar?

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Ford Windstar
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Heater Cores and Blower Fans

I'm not a mechanic / technician but it sounds like your engine cooling

thermostat is sticking open ( assuming that the electric engine cooling fans

are not running continuously )

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