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post Jun 26 2005, 08:57 AM
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I am driving my car home yesterday and I noticed that the temp gauge was reading higher than what i was used to seeing. I don't have a digital gauge just the needle one. Anyways I get home and check the coolant fluid and I wait to check the radiator to make sure there was fluid in there as well, after all was checked I looked at the air filter to see if it needed to be replaced just in case that was a problem and it is dirty but not bad. I let it sit last night and on the way to work it did the same thing again.

the interesting part of this is that when I am driving on the road the temp starts to spike and then it goes back down at certain speeds.

I want to know what is going on. I would appreciate any help offered.
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post Jun 26 2005, 09:49 AM
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Just a rough guess, but it sounds like the thermostat might be sticking.
Does it start to overheat with the A/C on or off?
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post Jun 27 2005, 04:01 AM
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You might also have an air bubble in your cooling system.
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post Jun 27 2005, 05:09 AM
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Also it's not a bad idea to have the cooling system flushed at a shop, it'll run you 50-100$
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post Jun 27 2005, 06:55 AM
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post Jun 27 2005, 08:12 AM
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post Jun 27 2005, 10:45 AM
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I had similiar problems when Mine was under warranty and it was a temperature sensor in the engine. Basically the sensor was bad and it wasn't kicking the engine fan on when it should have been.
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post Jun 27 2005, 12:24 PM
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thanks for the replies. I will check it out when I'moff this week.

ON the other note though my car at idle says that it is hot.When I go through corners though the temp drops.
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post Jun 28 2005, 05:53 AM
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that's how mine was, It would idle hot, but when moving it would cool down. It was becaue the fan wasn't kicking on, however when moving the air blowing into the engine was enough to cool the engine down. However, if I sat still and didn't move the car the temp would start going up up up.
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post Jun 16 2017, 01:50 PM
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that's how mine was, It would idle hot, but when moving it would cool down. It was becaue the fan wasn't kicking on, however when moving the air blowing into the engine was enough to cool the engine down. However, if I sat still and didn't move the car the temp would start going up up up.


I just recently swapped transmissions from 01 stratus to a 01 sebring. The sebring had been sitting for 2 years. Initial, I was hAVING THE SAME ISSUE WITH MY NEW CAR OVERHEATING. The needle on the new car was erratic and and overheating. I put in a new thermostat without it solving anything. Then I swapped the temp sensor. No fix. Then I swapped the small thingy right behind the temp sensor. I think it is hooked up to the needle on the gauges. Apperaenly the two sensors have to jive for the whole system to work properly. I had the small thingy from my donor stratus. It takes a 12mm to remove and is right behind the temp sensor. If anyone knows what it is, please chime in. I love these cars. I'm on my third. VERY FINIKY though.
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