Engine overheating..... Need advice
Bought a 1994 ranger a few months ago with some problems. It recently dumped coolant out around the water pump. So while that was being fixed, I had the radiator, hoses, and thermostat replaced. While the truck no long leaks coolant, it was running hot. When the truck is warm, the needle lays on the far right line in the normal range. To me, that's too close to overheating.
So I went to my local autozone an purchased a 160 degree thermostat. While it runs cooler, it's still running around 3/4 of the way on the temperature gauge. Looking for some ideas as to what else I should look for or other things that may need replaced. Thanks for any help you all can give!