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Temperature gauge reads hot but is only on for about five minutes, checked if car was overheating but was fine. Seems to be off a bit.

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You might be low on enigne coolant. When air passes by the temp sensor, it will read higher and then read lower when liquid moves past. I would make sure your coolant is at the correct level in your radiator overflow tank. If not, fill with 50/50 Prestone engine coolant. When the engine is cold, remove the radiator cap and look in the radiator and fill it up if needed. I would then replace your radiator cap with a new one. When they get old, they can cause you to use fluid over time. The rubber does not seal as well when under normal 6 to 8 pounds of pressure. Please do this when the engine is cold. These can be very dangerous and burn you when the radiator is hot. Note, the cap is like a child medicine cap and has to be pushed in when removing them. Just turn it counter clockwise until it reaches its stop, push in and turn it some more and it will come off.


I hope this helps you.

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