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Replaced thermostat - still getting red light

2001 olds intrigue hot engine temp gague goes to the top and red light comes on. Fan seems to be working fine. Changed out thermostat, but still get red light. Car does not seem to be really overheating.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    did u properly bleed the trapped air out of the cooling system? if so u have a blown head gasket.

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Sounds like a faulty sender unit not passing the right voltage which is causing the gauge to read high

Posted on May 30, 2009

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