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Temp gauge goes way up to the danger zone, but not quite overheating, if I don't have the A/C on. Checked coolant level, it is fine. When driving it rises, when idling in goes to normal.

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Possible wiring from sensor ( need to verify it is overheating, with Thermal Gun or probe) if it is overheating, check Fan operation and possible radiator restriction ?

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Usually if it rises while driving down the road,,that means a possible clogged up radioater..If it overheats in stop and go traffic then i would suspect the cooling fan

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