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WATER TEMPERATURE

1995 Ford Taurus

Engine Cooling problem
1995 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 70,000 miles

Dear Carpros,

Recently, when I drive my taurus, the water temperature gauge is fluctuating erradicly, when I step on the gas it goes up, and when I am coasting it goes right down. Is this the water pump or maybe the thermostat?

Thanks, matt
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Cressy9
October 21, 2008.



It is possible your thermostat or your water pump are not working right, but it actually sounds like your cooling system is a little clogged (when was the last time you serviced it?).
Have your cooling system flushed and cleaned and refilled with new coolant. Since your car seems to have overheated a little bit, I would also put a new thermostat just in case.

If this doesn't fix your problem, reply back and we'll look at other possibilities.

Tiny
RenaudTN
Oct 22, 2008.