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Heat tempreature reached the maximum, suddenly then came back to normal by it self. whar could it be? I can hear a whistle when I press the breaks.

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  • Joey Johnson May 11, 2010

    the fans come on and cool it off. your low on coolant and you can get air pockets in the motor. run it while you fill it. it will role out on ya but be patient. the thermostat takes time to open,it takes 175 deg to open it..and if it still gets hot after that then your thermostad is bad.good luck

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Temperatures don't rise and fall like that, so your problem is likely with the temperature sending unit. Check the wiring/connection at the the unit. If all looks good, you'll need to replace the sending unit. This is an inexpensive part, ant it's simple to replace. Your brake problem is unrelated, but it means that you need a brake job. Manufacturers put in a layer of material that squeals to let you know when the pads/shoes are worn to the point that they need to be replaced.

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