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Experience:  35 years Master Mechanic
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The temp gauge is going to redline with no load on the

Customer Question

the temp gauge is going to redline with no load on the truck.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2005 2500HD Silverado
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: changed air filter, next I'm thinking to change termastat
JA: How has your mileage been lately? Have you checked the spark plugs?
Customer: mileage normal, no I didn't do spark plugs
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.


I have been a professional master mechanic for over 35 years and am happy to help you with this.

Is the coolant level full. (i have to ask)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.


Providing that there are no leaks, then i agree that the thermostat should be replaced. They tend to get stuck closed or dont open far enough and when the warm weather comes around it really affects them.

As a rule we always recommend replacing it every 5 years regardless. Just for good maintenance reasons.


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Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Any further questions?

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.


Did you have any further questions?

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