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Changed out thermostat on 02 mitshibu montero limited.hot/cold gauge still moving into hot and drop a little and back into hot zone.

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Check the lower radiator hose it may be collapsing at high engine speed

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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Check the gauge cluster- I am having the same problem with ours-- check the actual temperature-verify thermal/laser thermostat or use a liquid thermometer-- mine is not running hot, water pump, circuit boards, temp sending unit, or fan clutch or thermostat

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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Might want to get you water pump checked..

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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Why does my temperature gauge keep going up and down


An accurate temperature gauge will always fluctuate because the temperature in the engine fluctuates.

Usually the only time this is really noticeable is when the engine has been working hard and suddenly has to wait at a junction or similar and the gauge can rise considerably.

You didn't mention by how much the gauge fluctuates?
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maybe pull the heat sensor. -replace it OR clean it off, reinstall it.

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It sounds like your thermostat is broken. The metal retaining tabs that hold the thermostat together can break over time. I would recommend pulling it out and checking it. When installing a thermostat there is an arrow on the edge. Make sure it points up. toward the top of the cylinder head.

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