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It is a 1999. The temperature gauge goes up and down as I drive it. It seems to get hotter when I am driving and then it runs cold when I am stopped.

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It sounds like you need to change the thermostat in the engine it's located inside the throttle body of the engine the main hose running from the engine usually the bigger hose. Or you might need more antifreeze or a new cap on the expansion tank where you would pour the antifreeze and or it could be a plugged up radiator. But I would check the thermostat or replace it and replace the cap. You can purchase the right ones for the vehicle at any auto parts store and you can ask them to look up the parts you need just make sure you know the make, model, year of vehicle.
PS don't buy the part's at wal mart or any store like that because they cant help you and they don't know what's right for your car.
Good Luck!

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I would say you need to replace your thermastat with a 195 degree one.
DO not buy a cheap one, get a good one from an auto parts store mechanics get their parts from.
Please let me know how it works.

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