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1996 engine coolant problem

Hi i have a 96 celica gt FWD and the problem is that in the gauges it shows that engine heats up really bad when i drive at speeds of about 45 and up when the engine really seems not to heat up. i have changed the thermostat, and two heat sensors that are on the left side of the engine closest to where the top radiator hose connects to the engine, and cleaned the radiator thinking it was any of these that caused the problem, but it still shows on the gauge that it heats up although the engine seems fine to me. when i drive at speeds of around 60mph the gauge indicates that the temperature of the engine is pretty much burning hot but when i down shift to a lower speed the temperature goes down to close to normal temp. in other words, the faster i drive the hotter the gauge indicates that it gets, and the slower i drive the closer to normal temp the gauge shows the engine is. i was thinking that the problem might also be the water pump that might be damaged but i really don't know. i could use the help.


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You can open the radiator cap before starting your engine and let it worms up and you can see by looking in to the rad if you have circulation maybe you will have to rev engine just a little if the new thermostat work it will circulate godd and check to make sure fan does come on new sensors but fan may be the problem be cautious as it gets hot . and also make sure there is no air in the system with the cap off and little rev if air is present it should come out good luck

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