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Over heating 2002 dodge intrepid

The temperature gauge goes up then back down... hasnt run extremely hot yet... going to get the thermostat checked... anything else that might be the problem?

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  • homechester Jan 17, 2009

    The temp. gauge started going up and down incrementally from the half way point up to about three quarters. I have no external leaks. I topped off the coolant. There are no error codes. The fans both come on. My next step may be thermostat or radiator flush. Any suggestions?

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You may be just low on water. Check your water level and top off with antifreeze.

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