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    Weird thing happening. Temp will suddenly climb and pin the guage and warning will come on. Then in a monet or two temp will drop to normal. I figured the thermostat was sticking so I replaced it. Nope, problem persists. No air in system either. Any suggestions?
    Leo
    1997 Mark VIII LSC - (Moose)
    1986 Chevy El Camino - (Elky)
    New York AutoFest show schedule

  • #2
    Temp sensor?
    JP

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    • #3
      Originally posted by driller View Post
      Temp sensor?
      It is actually overheating, it's not just the guage.
      Leo
      1997 Mark VIII LSC - (Moose)
      1986 Chevy El Camino - (Elky)
      New York AutoFest show schedule

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      • #4
        Faulty fan connector?
        Mike Martin

        1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
        2001 Dodge Dakota

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        • #5
          for that matter, if you remove the beauty panels near the hood latch, unbolt the top of the radiator and tip it toward the windshield (gently.) how filthy is it in there? My green car was rough after 140,000 miles.. cleaning the radiator made a huge difference..
          Mike Martin

          1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
          2001 Dodge Dakota

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tixer View Post
            Faulty fan connector?
            I misread the original post and agree on the fan connection.

            Unplug it and look for burnt or corroded terminals.

            JP

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            • #7
              absolutely on the fan connector. Have seen this on a few cars. You can also test it by setting the A/C to max. The fan should turn on every time.
              98 LSC Torreador Red
              "This fire's thrills per BTU are off the charts!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tixer View Post
                for that matter, if you remove the beauty panels near the hood latch, unbolt the top of the radiator and tip it toward the windshield (gently.) how filthy is it in there? My green car was rough after 140,000 miles.. cleaning the radiator made a huge difference..
                How would I clean mine out?
                98 LSC Torreador Red
                "This fire's thrills per BTU are off the charts!"

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                • #9
                  I haven't hd a chance to check the fan connector but you guys may be right, when the heat pins I turn on MAX AC and it immediatly drops. By the way, where is the fan connector?
                  Leo
                  1997 Mark VIII LSC - (Moose)
                  1986 Chevy El Camino - (Elky)
                  New York AutoFest show schedule

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LeoC2 View Post
                    I haven't hd a chance to check the fan connector but you guys may be right, when the heat pins I turn on MAX AC and it immediatly drops. By the way, where is the fan connector?
                    The fan connector is at the fan, under the hood. Just follow the wiring harness until you find it. If memory serves, it's a bit to the right if you are standing in front of the car facing the engine
                    Mike Martin

                    1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                    2001 Dodge Dakota

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by beerdog View Post

                      How would I clean mine out?
                      I did exactly as I described above.. tip the radiator toward the engine, and get in there any way you can. I modified an old vacuum cleaner "crevice tool." by capping the end with foil tape, and shaving open the "side" to make a thin attachment that sucked "sideways.." there are probably better ways to do this though
                      Mike Martin

                      1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                      2001 Dodge Dakota

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