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1998 Toyota Tacoma Question: Why doesn't the heater get hot and the temperature gauge is on hot?

 

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kcall, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, West Point, GA, November 02, 2013, 09:00
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I noticed that my heater was blowing cool air snd then the needle for the temperature went up to hot. When I turned off the heater the temperature went down some.

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    ProfessorG November 02, 2013, 09:23
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    Does the engine actually get as hot as the gauge shows?

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    kcall, November 02, 2013, 09:42
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    The engine did not overheat but the needle was on hot.

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    ProfessorG, November 02, 2013, 10:05
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    Sounds like a grounding issue; Check and clean all your grounds before going further, and coolant level.

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