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Strange temp gauge/heating issue
Posted 03 February 2004 - 09:36 AM
Turn off the car after it is at OT. Start up, no heat and the gauge starts climbing toward the red. Then Bam! Hot air starts blowing and the gauge drops to normal.
Within the last 10k miles: New--2 row rad, WP, 180-Tstat, most hoses.
What is going on?
'89 TTW, 5-lugs, FT4WD D/R
Posted 03 February 2004 - 09:56 AM
But then again 20 board members with the same problem/fix could be wrong
Posted 03 February 2004 - 10:40 AM
It may not be seated properly, or defective. The "pan of water" test will give you more clues.
Using OEM is a good idea, but to be honest, I've never had any major problems with the aftermarket brands. I do replace them quite often (3/36), however. The low cost would justify an OEM, if that's your preference.
Coolant level may be another possibility, if the T-stat checks out.
good luck, John
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