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Olds intrigue: the temp gauge runs..half way..stop signs..temp goes

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I have a 01 olds intrigue and the temp gauge runs up on the hot sometimes, mostly it will stay half way, but at lights, stop signs it will go up. The fan is coming on but still temp goes up. What could this be?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ironmike replied 6 years ago.


I would check the radiator and thermostat. A infared temp gun is really handy for stuff like this. You can try to put your hand on the radiator, if you feel cold spots you have some restriction(replace the radiator). The thermostat could cause a restriction of flow but no cold spots. Make sure you are full of coolant and there are no leaks.

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