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My 1989 Toyota sr5 5 speed problems first off it shutters when u first take off is that normal or do I **** at driving stick and second my temperature gauge goes to allmost over heat then goes back to normal and I went out and checked the radiator and the hoses and weren't hot at all and.the motor wasent hot rather what could be wrong its like 6 degrees here so it should over heat right

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With the temp gauge the sender unit is a resistor that is affected by heat. The hotter the water the less resistance the hotter the reading on the gauge. Knowing that check for a wire shorting out to the sender unit or replace the sender.. If you have a carby it sounds like you have a problem with the accelerator pump not working. This gives a squirt of fuel as you open the throttle to compensate for the extra air coming in to the engine. If you have efi. accelerator position sensor may be a good place to start looking

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SOURCE: Problem with No Heat on 2005 Chevy Avalanche - Cooling System?

it is most likey a sticking thermostat it either gets stuck closed or open in your case closed so collant isnt getting to the heater core and all you get is cold air blowing into the truck.
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SOURCE: My 2000 Jaguar S-Type High Engine Temperature

I assume the car drives okay the rest of the time at varying speeds and conditions?
It may be you have an air lock in the system (have you had work done or lost coolant?) or the sensor or its wiring is faulty.
Check the level of your coolant tank when the car is at full temp and idling - for safety - the tank is opaque you should be able to see the water level - do not open when hot !

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SOURCE: 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada Heating Problem

when engine is cold remove radiator cap and check coolant level,sounds like it is really low and has an air pocket in it.

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did u bleed the air from the cooling system? if not u need to do that, u have air pockets getting around the thermostat, to bleed raise the front up as high as poss with a floor jack, fill the radiator and coolant recovery tank as full as poss, then run engine until it reaches normal temp, then shut it down and run cold water over the radiator,this will draw the coolant out and the system will bleed the air out.

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