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R. Dave Carr

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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2008, 08:08:09 AM »

Actually it's at the front of the engine.  The upper radiator hose attaches to it's housing.
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2008, 09:14:14 AM »

Shazam!  The heck you say.     Well  gooolly I didn't recall correctly.   So what's the thing poking up in the back with the wire leading out of it to the firewall? 
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2008, 11:35:59 AM »

Oil Pressure sending unit.  The one with the two wires in the watter pump housing is the Hot/Cold light.  The T Stat is next to it where the Rad Hose slops on.  It's held in with two bolts.
 
The hose should get hard when it's hot.  (MMMMM  Did that come out right?  )  If not, it may be a couple of things.  Rad Cap bad or loose, or as mentioned, a bad T Stat
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2008, 02:40:24 PM »

Now that was funny.
 
So if this is not working right should the temp light come on?  
 
I read the tech manual and it appears the temp guage is working correctly. When I go to start the engine the red light pops on for a second then off as the manual says it should, then the green cold light till it heats up.  Hot never comes on.
 
It looks like a pretty simple repair, new gasket and stat.
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2008, 04:10:54 PM »

NEW THREAD!  Good Topic
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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2008, 09:59:55 AM »

Quote from: Chrysler300
 
So if this is not working right should the temp light come on?  
 
 
Only if your motor overheats, or is getting close to doing so.  A soft hose after a 15 minute running period indicates a problem.  As Steve said, could be a stuck thermostat or a bad cap, or it can indicate a leak somewhere.  If there is a problem, and you take your car on an hour-long drive on the freeway, that light will come on when you come to your first stop.  Or, it will come on if it's a really hot day and you're using your AC.  The best way to know your temp is to install an after-market guage.
 
 
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