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Temperaure gauge/thermostat 2001 chevy tahoe

My temp gauge bounces from normal to hot and back to normal. Is this a thermostat issue? If so is that something that can be replaced relatively easily?
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Yes, your thermostst is sticking open or closed. it is an easy fix and the part isnt that much but you do have to drain some of the antifreeze/coolant out. when you get the thermstat pick up a repair manual for your truck and it will take you step by step.

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