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I have a 2001 Ford Taurus that intermittenly displays an abnormal high temp reading on my guage. The car has a new water pump, new thermostat and no visible leaks from the radiator. Coolant is at the proper level. The temp guage goes 3/4 the way up to the hot level and then goes back down when I am running at highway speeds. The fluctuating temp occurs when I am sitting at a traffic light for a period of time.
 

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Did this begin happening right after the new parts were put on?
You may have an air pocket in the cooling system. Did you bleed it when the new parts were put on?
 

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Also your system may need to be flushed. Make sure your fan(s) are working properly... When your engine get's hot. Your fan(s) should kick on...
 

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Without knowing the exact temp,it's a crap shoot.All the responses are valid.At what temp does the cooling fan turn on?
 
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