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Heatng Problem! I replaced the timing belt of my car. I also replaced the water pump. Once done, I started the car and it runs perfect. The problem I made was to break the electric pin for the temp sensor. So I fitted a brand new sensor. Now I find my Kia heaing up. The temp guage is always at the 3/4 point. The guage drops at time but fluctuates in the 3/4 level. What could be my problem??

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Check for proper thermostat operation and make sure coolant is topped of..Make sure ther is no air in cooling system...

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