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Eingine troubles so this just started happening to me. when on my way home from work, i was sitting idle at a stop light. the temp gauge dropped all of the way down to cold and the car lunged forward on me a little. when i started to accelerate, it was kind of jumpy at first as it switched gears. when i got the speed up, it was running fine and the temperature gauge jumped to it's normal position. this only happened to me one more time and it was when i was sitting at a light for an extended period of time. other than that, the car seems to be idling and running just fine and no other issues that seem to be going on. do you possibly have any ideas on what might be going on and how to fix it?

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Check your charge voltage across the battery terminals with the engine at an idle.
I just posted a tirade about the crappy alternators.

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