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Q: Where should the coolant temperature needle be pointing?

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My car is used, I recently purchased it from Ford. it has 24k miles and noticed that every time I drive the vehicle the Coolant Temp needle is a bit passed the "middle" where I feel it should be. If I give it gas or just sit in traffic, it stays in place but it stays a bit passed the middle. Is this a concern?

My car has 24000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The gauge is an estimate of the temperature...

The gauge is an estimate of the temperature of the engine. You would need to have the vehicle scanned to get actual temperatures.

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