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Q: My temperature goes up higher when I'm driving

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My temperature goes up in the red while I go to the store or to work

My car has 159000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. There are several possibilities here...

Hello. There are several possibilities here for overheating. These range from the thermostat simply failing in the "closed" position, to a clogged or corroded radiator, a radiator fan (electric) is not coming on when it should, or the engine having a blown head gasket (common to this engine). To have this fully scoped out, have a certified technician inspect the overheating issue in person to pinpoint the problem.

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