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Q: why does the temperature gauge goes to hot? on 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

When i start the car and take off, the temperature gauge starts to go all the way to the red area then the tracoff light comes on and I have to pull over and cut the car off. Wait 2 minutes, then start again. I have done every thing that I can do for this car. I had the car for 5 years.
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You definitely have an electrical issue, and this needs to be Diagnosed. GM has had problems with their Instrument Clusters, so that is the place where I would put my focus.
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