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The temperature gauge is goin all the way to the 260 mark after driving it for 10minutes. i was told that it could be one of 3 things: head gasket, water pump, or thermostat. more than likely, what could it be?

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  • mstaylor Jun 18, 2009

    I commute to work every day...30min one way. I made it to work this morning but I got nervous so I stopped and let it cool for about 10-15min. Would it be safe for me to drive it back the same way? My mechanic lives on my side of town.

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More than likely it could be any of those.
but first things first.
fluid levels then
fuses then
thermostat then
fans then
pump then
heads.
all of these need to be looked at with the right logic in the right order.very important.
can not have fluid loss
can not have any bad fuses
can not have a stuck thermostat closed
can not have any fans not running
can not have a pump with bearing play or fluid loss from the weep holes in the pump casing.
can not have over heat on power on and a temp cool down on power off.foot off the gas.

hope this helps keep me posted

thank you
jm


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It could equally be all of those things. You would have to test them all. it could also be that there is a hose that goes to the radiator that could be kinked

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