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Sounds like you have a problem with the temp sending unit this is called the engine coolant temp sensor and is located in this diagram. If these go faulty can cause intermittent cooling readings I would replace the sensor and inspect the wires. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks in advance Danny
Where is the referenced diagram??
sorry not sure what happened let me get it again
#8 ECT sensor
thanks! Will apply your advice and see how it goes. I appreciate your quick response!!