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1995 Mercury Mystique Question: coolant light temp show hot

 

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swamee64, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, La Porte, IN, March 12, 2011, 07:20
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coolant light stays on temp gauge shoots up instantly, car has been checked by two different shops and they say they cant find anything wrong, car stalls at stop lights, smells hot but fluids all full. just had speedometer and cable replaced

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    March 13, 2011, 00:52
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    Either the engine is getting too hot or not. Narrow that down first by measuring engine coolant temperature with a diagnostic tool. Then, start pin pointing towards what is failing.

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