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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

The heat gauge does not reach the red part but the white line beside it. I was worried about this and thought it was overheating so changed the thermostat because my fan and radiator is working fine. Same problem. What else could it be?

In winter the gauge stays half ( 50%) but during the summer I always have to open up my thermostat so more air runs through it but when winter comes I have to close it and redo the process.

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Your radiator could be getting stopped up. also water pump could be weak. during summer though you have electric fans that should be working. need to check. you can purchase some stuff called water wetter by redline racing oil that will drop water temp 20 degrees which is substantial when a thermostat is usually 180 to 190 and boiling is 212.

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