1992 Chrysler Le Baron Engine running too cold

Tiny
AMANDA KENNEDY
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  • 1992 CHRYSLER LE BARON
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
We have replaced the thermostat but the engine remains at 1/3 running temperature. Blocked off front of rad and still remains below normal operating temperature. Effects transmission downshifting from overdrive to drive.
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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 11:59 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
If the t-stat is good, the engine should heat. First, rent a thermometer from a parts store that can be used in the radiator. With the engine cold, open the radator and place it in the radiator coolant and start the car. Allow it to run. See if the temp on the thermometer goes to around 195 degrees. If it does, try replacing the temp sending unit.

Let me know what you find.
Joe
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 10:29 AM

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