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# Temp gauge go real high as soon as I start driving than gos back down is that over heating

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Have your water thermostat checked for the correct heat range, its normal for a temp gage to raise then drop as the thermostat opens and closes ,, thats its job,, if you have replaced it before, it could be a higher rating than before

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

make sure the antifreeze is full. if so, replace thermostat and refill

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

jt\\it could be the water pump or the thermostat giving you problems

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

I had the same problem with my 2001 Pontiac Montana and the intake manifold gasket. This is a major problem with these 3.4L engines, if you are in the states I'm pretty sure there is a class action law suite against GM for this. I had my manifold gasket replaced and it was about $1000 CAD. You need to get your vehicle looked at right away as this could cause major engine damage, coolant will leak into the engine and soon enough you will be replacing that too. Good Luck Posted on Feb 01, 2009 • 534 Answers It could well be a faulty thermostat- test or replace same. Could also be a blocked radiator core, - check coolant or airflow is not restricted, Ensure any radiator leaks are repaired, Ensure coolant level is correct, without airlocks - bleed as necessary on re-fill, Check operation of cooling fan - ensure fan runs at appropriate engine temperature - if not check sensor switch and associated relay operation. Thermostat is located at the end of top radiator hose where it connects to engine housing. Posted on Aug 11, 2009 • 114 Answers Sounds like the thermostat needs to be replaced. If you do the work yourself be sure the temp threshold is correct and the flow direction is correct when installed. Good luck to you Posted on Oct 16, 2009 ## Add Your Answer × Uploading: 0% my-video-file.mp4 Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. × Loading... ## Related Questions: 1 Answer ### Temperature gauge cold then back to normal You have to make sure the thermostat is working properly and is the correct one. Idle the vehicle for about 20 minutes and then feel the upper radiator hose. It should be hot to the touch. Drive the vehicle and when the temp gauge falls to 'cold' stop and feel it again. If it is much cooler to the touch than before the thermostat is defective or wrong. Mar 23, 2014 | 2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab 2 Answers ### Heat not blowing hot air and car temp gauge goes high the way to check the thermostat is with the motor hot feel the upper radiator hose to see if can squeeze it. you should be able to squeeze it. the water pumps is big problem to Jan 26, 2013 | Chrysler Cars & Trucks 1 Answer ### My 1999 Chevy Malibu runs hot? It started when it overheated. We changed the thermostat, then water pump, then temp sensor gauge and the temp gauge goes high but only when the heater stops blowing hot... Air pockets will make the guage do that, and also cause your heat to come and go. Also, a poor radiator, as in rotting, or plugged up, will cause high temperature issues. Sep 20, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 1 Answer ### I RECENTLY REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT IN A 1996 FORD EXPLORER 4.0 4WD. THE HEAT WAS WORKING FINE AND THE GAUGE STARTED MOVING UP TO HOT AND THEN BACK DOWN TO THE COOL MARK WHILE DRIVING. AFTER COMPLETION I... i wonder if possibly a defective thermostat, that it is sticking open. to bench test thermostat place in a pot,if you have a candy thermometer all the better ,place in cool water and bring to boil checking temp.it should open alittle at a time until being fully open at what ever temp it is rated at then slowly add cold water and it should close in a similar fashion Nov 08, 2009 | 1996 Ford Explorer 1 Answer ### Overheating/No Heat 2001 Impala change the thermostat and the temp gauge in the radiator Mar 03, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala 1 Answer ### Temp gauge and gas gauge not working I had the same problem with my 2001 Pontiac Montana and the intake manifold gasket. This is a major problem with these 3.4L engines, if you are in the states I'm pretty sure there is a class action law suite against GM for this. I had my manifold gasket replaced and it was about$1000 CAD. You need to get your vehicle looked at right away as this could cause major engine damage, coolant will leak into the engine and soon enough you will be replacing that too. Good Luck

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I had the same problem and it was the water pump, loosen the belt and check the pump for excessive play.

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