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Radiator reading says is hot

I have a hot reading for my radiator, how i check the gauge or thermistor kia 1995

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I had the problem with my 2000 Kia Sportage. The only solution I could find was to replace the fan clutch. The temperature then read normal.

Posted on Aug 29, 2014

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SOURCE: Running Hot

Sounds like the water pump.Check if you see coolant or coolant residue behind the water pump pulley.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 kia sportage temp gauge runs hot while driving

Cheak to see that the coolant fan is operating with the A/C turned on. The fan has to work to help the engine stay cool and help the A/C. When you apply heat on the control it acts to reduce the coolant temp. You will have to get the coolant fan operation checked. This can be :fan motor, fan relay, temp sensor and computer. Good luck

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: NEW RADIATOR,1 YEAR WATER PUMP, NEW THERMOSTAT,

Dont tear it apart just yet.

Is it boiling over?

I have had a similar problem with my dodge. I dont think that your engine is getting as hot as you think, unless it is boiling over. It is probably your gauge. typical dodge. Dont get me wrong I love my dodge. If its not that then maybe the sending unit. One more thing, take it down to your local muffler shop and have the catalitic converter tested. If it is pluged it will cause it to over heat in just a few minutes.

Good luck

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: temp gauge never reads hot when you shut the

where is it leaking from.may have bad radiator cap

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: the engine idle fluctuates the temp gauge always

Is it actually hot the radiator Imean. If so check thermostat ,coolant level,of both ok than faulty guage.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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