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Car won't warm up while running

My 1993 Jaquar's temperature will not warm up while the car is driving. The temperature gauge will go up while the car is idling but then when I start to drive it, it goes back done to cold. Any suggestion? Is it still alright to drive, or am I damaging the car in some type of way?

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This is caused by a defective temperature control device in the engine cooling system called a thermostat, fairly cheap and easy to replace, make sure u follow the shop manual instructions and bleed the air out of the system after you install the new thermostat or engine damage can result like a blown head gasket.

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