Q: If my car tempertaure gauge goes all the way to hot and stays there for a while even after replacing the thermostat , does the gas

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My car tempertature gauge goes up all the way to hot and stays there . I had my mechanic replace the thermostat in the car and the problem is still there. Does the head gasket need to be replaced ?

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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