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96 mystique temperature gauge is not moving. Earlier in the day the gauge seemed to be working fine went up to the middle. Now it has barely moved and never makes it to the normal range.

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Sounds like your thermostat is stuck open.if you let it idle for a while the temp comes up slowly,but when you drive it it cools down because the thermostat that normally closes,to let in less cold water from the radiator,is stuck open.
in the winter it is bad because the car will take 30 minutes to warm at 32f

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