Q: Temperature gauge not reaching appropriate temperature.

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My car has began to not get to appropriate temperature since it has started to get cold, the temperature of the car will not get above the quarter mark on the gauge. I replaced the thermostat over the weekend and thought that helped but didnt, if I sit in the car and press the accelerator the car will eventually get to temperature but once i start driving and the cold air hits the engine, it slowly goes back down to the quarter line. Any help would be very much appreciated!

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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