WHY IS THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE GOING TO HOT?

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  • nursesharon28
  • 2000 Chrysler Town and Country
  • 214,000 miles

My 2000 Chrysler Town and Country. But the vehicle is not overheating or running hot? The A/C is not working properly when it is turned on. That is when the temperature gauge started rising to the hot mark. What do you think the problem is.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 8:57 PM

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  • promechanic
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There really isn't enough info for me to really help you. I can give you some things that I would check though.
I would check that the cooling system is full and that there are no leaks in the system.
I would also check to be sure that both cooling fans come on when the AC is turned on.
I would also check to be sure that there is nothing restricting airflow to the radiator.

Those are some ideas to check.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 9:00 PM
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  • djcl
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This van is known th have cooling fan relay problems. If the fans are not on with the a/c on you will need to start checking for voltage @ ground the fans. Dk green is the 12 volt feed and the blk is a ground. You can try giving it voltage with a thick jumper wire

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 11:18 PM

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