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Intermittent overheating when going uphill, the temperature guage rises. when I start down the other side it goes down slightly. it has never done this before.

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Check the radiator is not blocked from air flow you may have a build up of bugs or paper blocking it if its ok then your radiator needs replacing

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If the temp guage is rising, the vehicle is most likely overheating. The computer may be shutting the vehicle down as a safety feature so no engine damage occurs. Make sure the coolant level is full. You also need to make sure the rad fan is working properly as well as the thermostat opening at the correct time and the system bled of air

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If your vehicle doesn't actually overheat, just getting hot, I think that's the normal behaviour for these cars. My 03 AWD behaves the same way. When driving uphill, especialy when towing, the temperature rises close to the red marking, but I have never experienced it overheating. I think that the temperature has to rise much over the normal driving temperature to activate the two electric fans.

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Could be a number of things,
Do you have heat from the heaters?
Do you have any coolant loss?
If so i'd get a Cylinder leakage test done (compression test) as it could be a head gasket problem.

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Big white fan connected or near radiator not working causing my temperature guage to slowly rise while im driving the car. i then switch my air-con on while driving slowly temperature goes down

That's the radiator fan malfunctioning. Check the fan motor itself by conecting direct to battery while disconected from harness. If not OK replace. If OK check the fan switches, These are sensors that turn the fan on when temperature rises. If bad replace.

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When I start the car, the temperature guage goes to the normal position, the air coming from the heat vents is cold. When I accelerate the temperature coming out the vents rises and when I decelerate the...

the temp senser is probably shot but easy to replace. i would start there its location is usually the radiator cap and some times on the side of your engine block. as far as fluctuation in temp upon rpms is unfixable, that is just something i call character.

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How about a temperature sensor? If it's faulty it could be sending the wrong messages to your computer and your dash light.

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If there appears to be good flow from water pump through rad, feel your hoses for soft spots that may be collapsing when accelerating, and restricting flow. Also a
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