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Suspect the thermostat
Check for coolnt in the radiator not the reservoir. Indications you are overheating the engine. The gauge reads hot as there is not enough coolant to show boiling as the sender needs water around it to work
Posted on Nov 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When an engine is overheating and then the temp drops on the guage, it's usually a sign that the coolant is not touching the temp sensor. There's no coolant in the engine. Putting water in the overflow tank won't solve this. Take the radiator cap off after the engine cools and put coolant in the radiator. you might have to crank the engine and do this several times, as the engine can develop air pockets that won't allow the coolant to travel inside the engine. If you don't see any leaks, and it still uses coolant, you've probably got a blown head gasket. Check for water on the plugs, check cylinder compression. If it slowly uses coolant, try putting a large box of pepper in the radiator or some of that radiator seal copper flakes.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
i had the same problem... Change the spark plugs and the ignition coils, All of them... It usually accelerates without giving it gas.. Don't worry about that...
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
Have you replaced the timing belt? if not i would highly recommend doing so. these cars need to have the timing belt replaced before it breaks otherwise it can and will cause major engine damage.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
Sounds like an electrical issue maybe the plug from firewall to cab is loose or on computer is loose, sometimes those coonections or pins get loose,i had a new car with 200 miles on it and it went dead in heavy traffic,had to get towed to dealer they found loose connection!!!!With audible noise when happens tells me its wiring,check all connections and wires to connections make sure there not loose!!!Best of Luck to you!!!!!
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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