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Temp gage says it is almost overheating

The temp gage goes almost to the red. i dont use the ac. the coolent is green like it is brand new. i checked the oil cap for signs of of a blown head gasket and it looks and smells fine.what happens when the thermometer goes bad?

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  • justinba454 May 11, 2010

    vehicle temp. gauge, could be thermostat is sticking, radiator could be stopped up, or empty, clarify your problem?

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Try replacing your thermostat. I haven't had to replace one in years, but I remember it being a cheap and easy job. It should be located where your upper radiator hose meets the engine. You should only need a screwdriver to loosen the hose clamp and the same screwdriver to pry the old thermostat out. Be sure to let the engine cool off first!!!
This link explains how they work.
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