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09-24-2005, 08:03 AM
Ok, I replaced my thermostat about 2 months ago, because every once in a while the temp. light would come on. After that it stopped for a while. Then all of a sudden now, the temp light comes on and it runs hot the rest for a while. I turn on my defroster and it seems to go off, but the car runs at just a little below the red mark. Also sometimes when the light is on, I can't run my car cause it sticks in one gear, making me have to pull over shut off the car and let it sit. I am thinking possible the Temp. switch just thought I would get an idea from some professionals. If it is the switch where is that located? Any ideas and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

09-24-2005, 08:18 AM
When was the last time you flushed your coolant system??? Might wanna try that if you havent done it in a while.

09-25-2005, 01:14 PM
it has been a while, its a 2001 and it has 181,000 miles so it could need it.

09-25-2005, 02:47 PM
holy sh** i thought my 01 had a lot of miles at 75000 but dang 181000 ... but yea if you haven't done a flush on it do it NOW ... that dex - cool is gotta be getting old in there.

09-25-2005, 04:51 PM
jeez thats alot of miles. my 01 has 44k :D

yeh, definitely flush the coolant. dex-cool alone is nasty, old dex-cool? yucky!