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Old 09-11-2010, 02:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Temp gauge does not go past 1/4 mark and sometimes the car idles at 1500RPM on pa

the thermostat is stuck open. replace it.
its an easy 20 minute job.
the car may be idling high to try and warm itself up faster.
change thermostat and see if it stops doing that.

should ride about halfway between the 1/4 and 1/2 mark. fan should kick on at about the mark between 1/2 and 3/4 and cool it back down to normal before kicking off.

1998 "Red Hot" Sc2


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