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2001 dodge stratus engine temperature gauge spikes occasionally

My car temperature gauge keeps spiking from normal temp to high (red) every couple of minutes while running, but the engine operating temp seems to be normal and also coolant reservoir was full. i opened the radiator metal cap to check for coolant when engine is cold and found it full of coolant. the temperature gauge continuously fluctuates between normal and high. can anyone suggest what the problem can be

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    when iam setting at an idle for 3to4 minutes temp gauge goes to red no steam or boiling when I resume driving gauge goes back to normal

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Look for a loose connection to the temperature sender unit on the motor.
If all connections OK, you may need a new temp sender unit.

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