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1994 LeBaron GTC convertible temp fluctuations!

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My 1994 LeBaron convertible exhibits a wildly fluctuating temperature. It will remain very low until the engine warms, and then it will shoot up near the top of the range, and while driving it will drop down to "normal" level foir a while and then creep back up, and then drop back down again.

I noticed that when it wnet all the way up I stopped and added water to the coolant tank, and it was empty when I started. After adding water, the temperature did not drop. I got it home and it is parked, but this fluctuation is unnerving. Any suggestions much appreciated!

Kyle

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  • gnikelyk Sep 26, 2008

    Thanks tripleauto -

    I filled the radiator while it was cold just now, and will check the temp for fluctuations this afternoon. Thanks for the tip. Although earlier this week, it was still doing the fluctuating even when the radiator was full of half and half coolant/water. It seems to bubble out of the overflow tank while I'm driving. Even when the temperature is good, I can often smell hot coolant coming from the engine compartment.

    Thanks again,

    Kyle


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Have you checked the coolant in the radiator? if overflow jug was empty radiator is probably low as well. always check when engine is cold. if you are low in coolant it will cause the fluctuation

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    TripleTauto Sep 26, 2008

    it should not bubble out if your radiator cap is weak it can cause this. that is something cheap to try.also possibly a thermostat sticking at times these are both maintence items would be a good start

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