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2004 Elantra, temp gauge started creeping higher than 1/2 way for the first time a couple of weeks ago. If I accelerate it starts going up, but light speeds downhill or straightaway it will settle back down.
Took it in to get checked out, they thought it was a loose hose that they replaced (I want my money back).
So the system is tight, not losing coolant anywhere.
Torn between replacing the thermostat or the water pump first. The coolant has always been clean so the radiator isn’t on my mind quite yet.
Anyone here has experience with that type of overheating?
 

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Sorry this is so late. Replace the thermostat first as it is the cheapest item and fairly easy. I have replaced mine and it was not difficult. If you have the same problem, then I would look at the water pump. When was that replaced last? I replace mine with every timing belt change.
 
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