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2002 dodge stratus 2.4 litter motor temp gauge showing car is running hot but just changed water pump thermostat and radiator as soon as i get up to 70mph temp gauge moves up like it is running hot pull over to check it under the hood no leaks nothing bubbling over and when i slow down the temp gauge moves back down to normal this has the people i have took it to confused need and help you can give thanks

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Get a Haynes manual and see if the water hose has a bleeder screw on a line that is up higher than most.
Usually a small line that runs over the top of the motor. I had this happen on a chevy Malibu and I just had to open the screw while running (but not hot) to bleed the air out of the line.

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Sounds like you didnt bleed the cooling system there is 2 bleed screws 1 on the t stat housing the other on the intake

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