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2001 Mitsubshi Montero- Just started having temp gage going from normal to hot and back-yesterday pulled over and opened hood, fan was running-when it cooled down checked radiator and the fluid was green and normal-full but overflow was almost empty- I added more antifreeze to overflow but still have the gage moving to hot on start up, then to normal then back all the way up to hot.

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Is it just the gauge malfunctioning? A poor engine ground could cause this. If in fact it is overheating, I'd try replacing the thermostat first.

Posted on May 27, 2011

  • mthomas5000 May 28, 2011

    I had the same issue, these years are know for a problem with the gauge cluster. I replaced the temp. senders, and the thermostat, didn't fix it. I ordered a used cluster from LKQ on ebay, installed it and the heat gauge has never been above normal since. I even have the same problem with the antifreeze overflow tank being low, and can smell hot antifreeze sometimes. Going to have to figure this one out next.

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