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The last couple of weeks I noticed that it takes longer for the heat to come out of the vents. Then the hot needle went to hot then normal then hot then normal back and forth. We bought a thermostat. My husband noticed that the fan is not turning. Does it turn all the time? Or just when it gets hot? The radiator is fine and not the cause of overheating. No steam coming out ,just a fluctuating needle. We didnt replace the thermostat yet. Should we?

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Oct 24, 2010

    does it only get hot when you're idling? And does it then go down when you are moving again?

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I would change the thermostat and if the gauge still acts up you may want to check the gauge, the fan is hooked up to a senor and will come on at a certain temp, usually when it gets hot. Hope this helped Tim

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