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Temp gauge normal when driving but overheats at a stop

Have almost identical problem on my 2003 Galant (clicking,overheating). Changed thermostat but it still overheats. Any suggestions?

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  • coolnphx Jun 16, 2009

    mileage ok. no engine light. just overheating at stop, although not to red-line. well.. haven't let it get to that yet.
    Wondering if it's related to air conditioning? Have not recharged that for some time. But it still overheats when a/c is off.

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Its low on coolant possibly has a air pocket stuck in coolant system

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How is the gas mileage.... possible catalitic converter is plugged. Is the check engine light on. or service engine soon?

let me know

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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Had same problem with 2000 Galant.. Change thermostat.. then 2 weeks later water pump had to be replaced. While repalcing waterpump also did timeing belt since in the same area.. Have those checked before replacing.. avg. price for everything.. $400

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