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Mitsubishi triton 2013 overheating issues. We have put a new thermostat, had the radiator flushed, put on a manual temperature gauge. Car does not overheat.

Is it the temperature gauge or possible electrical as replaced the temperature sensor also

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If the car is still over heating then check the fan and see if the fan is kicking in.

Also most of the new cars after replacing the thermostat, you need to clear the fault with a computer as they get stored on the system and will not clear from dash. Even though you have replaced several parts and everything is working fine. system will need to cleared.

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