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Q: Water temperature gauge fluctuates even after replacing the thermostat could it be the water pump

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Water temperature gauge fluctuates even after replacing the thermostat

My car has 310000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, thank you for asking about your 2003...

Hello, thank you for asking about your 2003 Honda Element. This can be many different things aside from the thermostat, such as a failing water pump, a failing coolant fan relay, a clogged radiator, or even potentially a blown head gasket. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to perform a cooling system service.

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