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Temperature gauge shows hot but the engine is normal operating te

My wife's 1997 Subaru legacy wagon, 2.5, auto, a/c shows that it is running hot. Both fans run constantly ,but, the engine runs at normal operating temp. It is full of fluid, belt is in good condition, no leaks.
It seems to run at the mormal spot on the gauge when driving on rough roads or when the engine downshifts while going uphill.

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    Thank you dgjtex for solving my problem

  • xcode6 Feb 24, 2009

    I have 88 chevy p/u 5.7 . Had one engine rebuilt. After rebuild, gauge started showing abuot 240, but engine wasn't running hot.Finally scraped that one, had a new jasper long block put in. Same problem. Gaskets on intake were put on wrong, had that fixed. Still runs 240. Ordered new gauge from chevy dealer,installed it. same problem....whats next



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Replace temp sensor for the emission system. there are two on the engine.

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