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Find the temp sender, probably in the thermostat housing. Pull off the wire, ignition On, ground the wire and see if the gauge maxes. If so its the sender. Crack the rad cap, retighten the rad cap then when you change it little or no fluid will be lost. If you haven't changed the antifreeze in the last 3 years now would be a good time?
Posted on Nov 06, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes it could. It could also be a loose wire on the sensor, a broken wire or a faulty sensor. Test all one at a time until you find the problem.
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
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If you absolutely need
to drive the van without having it serviced ensure your coolant/water is topped
off prior to setting out. Make sure you have LOTS of water on hand to top
it off if needed and keep a very close eye on your temperature gauge. You
should also stop every few hours even if the temperature gauge stays in the
"normal" range to ensure its operating at the correct temperature.
There could be a few things wrong with the van, but damage to the
radiator or cracked hoses could be likely culprits.
That being said I wouldn't recommend any long trips before having this issue fixed.
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