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1991 Dodge Spirit Check gauges light comes on when accelerating. Car seems to get hot according to the gauges and then cools immediately down.

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The first thing you should check is your coolant level. If it is low add coolant. Next start and leave the car warm up to temperture and make sure the coolant is moving, have radiator cap off and watch the coolant. What you are probably going to find is that when the car is warming up or warmed up that the coolant will be low causing an air lock in the system. When the air locks happen you will find a overheat or running hot situation. This is due to air will not cool the sytem you need coolant so when the air hits the sensors under acceleration the gauges go high and cause the check gauge light to come on.

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