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2002 Montero limited overheats can't find problem.

Temp gauge pegs hot after about 10 minutes driving. Does not boil over. If I open radiator cap while running does not appear fluid is moving. My wife has driven it to & from work like this several times 20 miles each way. Can't really tell if it is overheating or not. Hot air blows from heater just fine.
Any help would be great

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  • davep425 Dec 13, 2008

    Ok, I put on a new thermostat now I am being told I used a wrong part. The original had a air vent on it the new one does not is this a problem?

  • dhecht253 Feb 17, 2009

    Montero XLS 2002 I've change temp senors , thermstat and radidator cap the temp gauge still goes from mid point to hot with no obvious over heating signs after several min. of operating the radidator is still fairly cool to the touch I was thinking water pump but now I'm not sure from what I've read online.

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Sounds like the thermastat is stuck closed. The water in the engine would get very hot while the radiator remains cool.Don't drive the car this way as serious engine damage will occur.

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