What should my temperature gauge normally read.


Asked by Apr 23, 2012 at 01:55 PM about the 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just purchase a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, it has a 3.3L engine. It is my first Dodge and I just want to know
where my temperature gauge should be at.. Right now it is right under the half mark. Is that normal or should it be
lower. Thanks

7 Answers


It would normaly read right in the middle if it gets hot check if you have enough antifreeze in the radiator. (Caution dont open the radiator Cap while your motor is hot)

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Thanks, I just wanted to make sure.

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normally cars will run right in the middle, or maybe a little above or below. depending on the weather conditions, and how much antifreeze is in it.

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i have a 03 mine is in the same spot a little below the middle line

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I have ever an 05 mine is in the same spot but the funny thing both my right and left render gets real hot is that normal alsp


i have a 2002 Chevy Blazer Ls mine is in the middle but sometimes it goes 1 or 2 lines past and then goes back down is that normal

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Outside temperature has no bearing on control over what gauge is reading, Internal temperature and its components work in conjunction as a sending unit and gauge only reads, what is taking place internally, Manufacture engineering will always indicate "half way" normal, anything above bears on stress on engine or if one of the components is not in one accord to the manufacture guidelines or design. with all due respect to opinions "of all of the above"

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