When I stop at a red light my temp gauge go high an when I drive it goes back low what could that be?

Asked by Jul 26, 2015 at 10:28 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Radiator cooling fan inoperative, could be a fan motor, fan switch or relay.

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Don't drive it much you could cause engine damage due to overheating, get it fixed ASAP.

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