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    Default 2002 Chrysler Concorde Temp Sensor issues

    Hello all,

    I have been dealing with this for a few months now. Over the early part of the summer (June or July I think) my Concorde 3.5 LXi was overheating. I thought it was the fans, but it ended up being the thermostat. Changed that and thought all was good. Well a few days letter I was getting a coolant temp sensor check engine code. I just replaced this sensor last weekend and it just popped up again. I disconnected the negative when I was working on it and all that. I'm tired of this check engine light and I need to get my vehicle emission-ed before my birthday at the end of the month. I also noticed that it takes awhile for the temp gauge to read normal temps now. The needle barely moves off of the cold and I am getting heat inside the car just fine. I could drive almost all the way to work and it just gets to "operating temperature." If anyone has any ideas, I'm game. Thanks!
    2002 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L

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    Is your coolant level correct? If there is no coolant touching the sensor, it will not read correctly.
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    Yes, there is plenty of fluid. Just checked levels yesterday.
    2002 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L

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    Update...

    I went to try and get the emissions done, but of course it didn't pass. I started looking up something. In the Haynes repair book, it says the thermostat is supposed to be a 195 degree thermostat, but the one I bought from AutoZone is a 180 degree. Would that be enough to make the difference as to why my cel keeps coming on? I have a strange feeling that's probably what it is. I also checked all fluid levels again and it has been running great except for this cel issue. This is crazy that I can't register my car until I change this part out again. I might have to go to the dealer and get the factory part if this is a problem. Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    2002 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L

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    180 degree is the correct thermostat temperature. I use it in both of my 3.5L motors and they come up to temperature just fine and then stick at the proper temperature.
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