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Cooling guage spiked to Hot one time.

On first 100 degree day, my 04 Sonata radiator guage spiked to hot when I put the car in park, leaving the motor running for less than a minute. This was after a 25 mi drive. I got the car in my garage, turned off the motor, lifted the hood, and let it cool off. It hasn't happened again in the 3 trips [under 5 mi ea.]that I've driven the car. What would cause that spiking and what might be the approximate cost of repair?

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Check for leaks, radiator hose, fan failure price could vary.

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