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Temperature gauge I just recently had my belt change because it broke I also had my lower radiator hose changed now my temperature gage show vehicle running hot after driving for 10 minutes but it's not running hot and then after a couple of minutes it goes back to mid point 210 degrees then it goes back to as if it is overheating. What is the problem.

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  • marshab048 Dec 15, 2008

    I had a new serpentine belt and the raditator both replaced recently. Now, the temperature gauge reads overheating after driving less than 10 minutes. I've already put in 1 gallon of coolerant in radiator and about 1/2 gallon in the reservoir since the repair. What is the problem?

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ECT switch may be sending faulty readings to PCM. find the switch, visually inspect, and if you can get a multi meter, and find resistance readings for the component bench test for proper operation.

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