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The Radiator was replaced on my car. The radiator was not the saturn specific and the tempperature sensor seems to be be just pressed against the radiator. The car will come up to temperature but the fan never kicks on. I dont have problems with it overheating according to the gauge but worry that because the gauge is not in the water of the radiator that it will damage the motor. is it supposed to be outside or inside and is ther any possible way to know if the engine is running too hot???

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One sure fire way is to put a thermometer in the radiator while car is idling and see how high it climbs. Anything over 210 I would start to worry.

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