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Temp guage starts to climb quite a bit when the car is idling in traffic for 4-5 mins. when i take off, the guage goeas back down to almost normal. Both fans are running and the coolant overflow bottle is full. Had a new radiator put in 2 years ago, just changed the oil and it is good. runs fine when car is moving, but guage climbs when idiling too long

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Zina, By your description, it seems that you may need to replace your thermostat. This is fairly inexpensive and easy to access on top of the engine.

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