Engine Cooling problem
1986 Toyota Pickup 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 115000 miles
The engine temperature gauge fluctuates. I have the 2.2RE engine. About 1 year ago, the temperature gauge would occasionally go from normal reading (mid range) to redline, than return to normal within a few seconds. This seemed like a bad thermostat. It does this while driving at constant highway speeds, at stop lights, etc.
I replaced the thermostat and sensor. The situation has gotten worse over the past few months, the needle continually moves up to red line, than returns to mid range.
Is the mechanic thinks it may be the gauge itself. What do you think?
Saturday, March 1st, 2008 AT 12:18 AM