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Temp gauge fluctuation on 95 explorer

Let me start by saying my 1995 explorer was running fine. The water pump started to leak out of the weep hole, so i replaced the pump. That's where the problem started. I now have temp guage fluctuation and thumping sounds in the hoses. Have replaced the radiator hoses, thermostat and radiator cap. Have had the coolant system flushed.
Took it to a mechanic yesterday and they seem to think its a cracked head or head gasket. No other signs of this though. Could i have possibly gotten the wrong or bad pump. As i said before, it was running fine before the pump replaced.

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  • srsaltsman Dec 16, 2008

    Oil looks fine and no sign of coolant coming from the exhaust.

  • srsaltsman Dec 19, 2008

    no leaks but going to replace it again friday

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It is possible it might have a cracked or blown gasket head! simple trick check the oil to see if its milky colored if it is then its your head or head gasket if not let me know thanks josh........

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  • Joshua Davis Dec 19, 2008

    it could be you bought a bad water pump ne leaks at all

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