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The guage keeps going from hot to normal thermostat changed but guage still doing it radiator coolant is still cold even though the guage says its hot

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Change the gauge..if you are sure your car is not overheating because at some instances it might have air pockets that need air bleeding.Try to start the car,let it idle while your interior heater is blowing to allow water circulation and see wait until the radiator cooling fan comes in.If te gauge does the same replace it

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    change the gauge..if you are sure your car is not overheating because at some instances it might have air pockets that need air bleeding.Try to start the car,let it idle while your interior heater is blowing to allow water circulation and see wait until the radiator cooling fan comes in.If te gauge does the same replace it

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    change the gauge..if you are sure your car is not overheating because at some instances it might have air pockets that need air bleeding.Try to start the car,let it idle while your interior heater is blowing to allow water circulation and see wait until the radiator cooling fan comes in.If te gauge does the same replace it

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Change the coolant temperature sending unit. Also make sure all air has been expelled from the cooling system. Trapped air pockets may be affecting the gauge reading. Are there any air bleed valves on the thermostat housing? Or high on the engine where coolant runs? If not, open radiator cap when engine is cold, top up with coolant mix, then start and run engine till it has warmed up and thermostat has opened. Shut off engine, top up radiator if needed, also the overflow tank to the full hot mark, replace radiator cap on radiator. If the seal on the cap is bad, get a new radiator cap, as the cap holds pressure in the cooling system.

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