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Old 11-24-2010, 01:35 PM
sidewalkman sidewalkman is offline
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Temperature Gauge

So I was reading through here and found a few threads with the same issue, temperature gauge after a couple of minutes shooting right up and pinning at hot.
BUT no overheating, just the gauge, and the light on the gauge doesn't light up. I turned the car off and immediatly back on and the gauge was in a more normal place.
I have the definitive fix, replace the thermostat. It's the whole housing and thermostat joined together, a biotch to do since the fan has to come off but it fixes the problem. I initially thought it was the temperature sender unit that sits in the bottom rad hose, bought one, easy unplug and replace, took 3 minutes but it did nothing. Replaced the thermostat yesterday and we all good. I should have figured it out since the temperature was running cooler than normal after switching the car off and back on. now it's back running right dead center of the gauge.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:29 AM
Jap Scrap Jap Scrap is offline
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Thank you for this i have the same problem but when the engine actually does heat up the gauge will drop to cold then rise up to where it should be
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:13 AM
spiderpi spiderpi is offline
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temperature gauge

i do have the same problem iwill replace the thermostat if it work i will let you know
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:47 PM
Wayne's World Wayne's World is offline
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Thermostat will definitely fix this. Taking the fan off isn't that bad. You just need the gigantic 32mm open end wrench. You can get it at Sears. My local auto parts stores didn't carry it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:45 AM
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i do have the same problem iwill replace the thermostat if it work i will let you know
yes i did change the thermostat and the probleme solve > it took me about 2 hours and it is done

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Old 12-11-2010, 06:47 AM
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i do have the same problem iwill replace the thermostat if it work i will let you know
yes I did change the thermostat and the probleme solve > it took me about 2 hours and it is done
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