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Old February 26th, 2008, 05:09 PM
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Running Cold in the North East

I dont know if this is something to be worried about but i drove my '97 D-90 soft top for about 2 hours this weekend. Took 45mins or so for the temp gauge to crawl its way up to the middle of the range. When I turned on the heat it moved back to the low end of the range and pretty much stayed there. It was about 32-40 degrees outside.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 05:18 PM
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Sounds like your thermostat is stuck open. cheap, easy fix.. (if its the case)
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Old February 26th, 2008, 06:27 PM
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Could also be low coolant level, not reaching the sender for the temp gauge.

Also a symptom of poor water flow, but that is a very unlikely occurance. Last time I saw that happen was with a rebuilt water pump that had all the vanes broken off.

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Old February 26th, 2008, 09:35 PM
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I second the thermostat stuck open. It sounds classic.

I just went through this on my camry. The car took forever to heat up (even in the summer), and often times once I got up to highway speeds the gauge would dip back down to cool- more ail flow through radiator. Besides it's a cheap and easy fix, and once your truck heats up to normal operating temps you'll get better gas mileage too.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 08:28 AM
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perhaps the owner before me pulled the thermostate altogether. ill have it checked out. thanks guys.
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