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Water temperture gauge won"t work

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The guage itself is probably bad. Maybe try replacing the guage or instument cluster with a junkyard one.

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Do you loose water after about 1hr driving if no then the temp sensor needs replacing But if you do loose water and the engine is getting hot then you have a problem.
You wasted your money on the w/pump as if that doesent work the water will boil from the top and stay cold at the bottom of the radiator.
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