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Temp guage is moving to red (overheat zone) and not wanting to drop. It was dropping when almost on the red. Now it's not dropping back down to normal operating tempurature. I just replace the thermostat a few months back. So, this is a bit confusing. Thanks.

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Your overflow cap could be your problem. The cap may no longer hold pressure like it should causing small leaks that you don't notice which will make the car run hot. Also it could be the fans not kicking on because of a bad temperature sending sensor. If these go bad, the temp switch don't know how hot the coolant is therefore it will not signal for the fans to turn on to start cooling.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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  • n_moore58 Sep 08, 2010

    that might explain why it loses coolant as well. That is yet another mystery. Thanks again!

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