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Q: How do I read the coolant temperature gauge?

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How do I read the coolant temperature gauge?

A: The coolant temperature gauge is located on...

The coolant temperature gauge is located on the instrument panel, inside the tachometer. This gauge tells you the temperature of the coolant, and therefore the engine. When the coolant gauge is in the right zone, near the H, then your coolant is dangerously hot, and you should stop your car immediately, until the engine cools down.

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