Thread: Erratic temp

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    Erratic temp

    My 96 xj is doing something different

    I replaced all these parts 2 1/2 yrs ago

    Radiator 2x
    Stat to a 185
    Water pump

    Everything works great. Good heat and everything. It's my girlfriends jeep so I don't get to drive it much.

    Yesterday I noticed erratic temp gauge movement.

    Has a slow rise to what I would imagine 185 or 190 and comes down but then goes back up and down. It's not fast it's over a 5 minute period.

    Ideas? New stat perhaps? Is it normal due to it being 20 degrees out and the radiator is constantly cooling causing the computer to want warmth?

    Thx!

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    Re: Erratic temp

    My guess is the thermostat. Sounds like it's starting to stick a little.
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    Re: Erratic temp

    dido..... there cheap enough to just swap out with new one and go from there
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    Re: Erratic temp

    Yeah I'm going to toss one in Monday. No biggy

    Thx guys for verifying

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