There is a sensor located between exhaust manifold #1 and #3 (drivers side). This sensor controls the temp gage in a cars interior.
Check into the temperature control valve--this is different than the thermostat.
Is you Geo Tracker overheating or the temperature is running almost hot then you need to change you thermostat
depends on what temperature thermostat was put in. come in different temperature ratings.AnswerIf you installed the correct OEM thermostat, and did not install it upside down, then no, this is not normal. You should flush the entire system, check the water pump for proper operation, clean the radiator external fins, check the operation of the electric cooling fan, (If Equipped), and make sure you bleed the system to remove any trapped air.
Thermostat probably needs to be replaced.
When the thermostat and radiator were replaced, coolant could have dripped into an electrical connector or a sensor could be disconnected or damaged. Check the temperature sensor and crankshaft sensors first.
If your engine takes a much longer time for the thermostat heat guage to reach its required level of operatiing temperature then the thermostat may be stuck in the open position which means that it will need to be replaced.
Be careful there is a temperature coolant switch mounted next to the thermostat housing. I thought this was the sensor and replaced it by mistake. There is another sensor.
If the car is overheating or if the temperature gauge is not coming up to normal operating temperature which is normally half way up the gauge then the thermostat needs replacing. As the water pump should be replaced at the same time as the cam belt every 90,000 miles, you should also replace the thermostat and coolant.If the car is overheating or if the temperature gauge is not coming up to normal operating temperature which is normally half way up the gauge then the thermostat needs replacing. As the water pump should be replaced at the same time as the cam belt every 90,000 miles, you should also replace the thermostat and coolant.
The thermostat is done it has to be replaced.......
You have a bad temperature sensor probably over the thermostat. It needs to be replaced. The computer thinks your car has overheated when it has not. The temperature sensor that goes to your computer is different from the one that goes to the gage on your dashboard.
You need to check coolant temperature sensor and the water pump.
There is an engine temperature sensor that operates the cooling fan.
Low coolant? Wrong thermostat temperature range? Heater core plugged,restricted or airbound? Water pump not circulating coolant? Temperature control cable not adjusted properly?
Does that mean that you replaced the thermostat AND the sensor? If not, you really need to replace the thermostat. A sticking thermostat can cause temperature swings and potentially overheat the engine. BTW, BMW engines tend to have serious problems when they overheat. Don't let it overheat or you might be buying a new engine.
I would guess that the thermostat is not opening at the proper temperature. Once it does open proper circulation brings it down to the correct operating temperature. I think it should be replaced.
brilliant, the thermostat is backwards
Can not be repaired, only replaced with the thermostat housing as one unit.
You don't. You replace a thermostat that has failed. They are meant to be replaced.
If the temperature gauge is reading below normal operating temp after driving a little while it may be that your thermostat is stuck open. I replaced my thermostat and it fixed mine.
Most of the time it is because the thermostat has gone bad and is not opening at the proper temperature. Cure: replace thermostat. If the thermostat has been replaced, flush the radiator. Buildup of residue in the bottom of the radiato0r will cause overheating, but it is maintained over heating, not temporary.
The thermostat or the fan relay for the radiator fan. If the temperature gauge shows the engine to be hot the fan should be on. If the fan isn't on you can check it by removing the electrical connection to the temperature sensor. If the fan is all right it will come on by default when the wiring connector is removed. Usually it is the thermostat which needs to be replaced when the engine is overheating. If the top hose going to the radiator isn't hot when the temperature gauge shows the engine to be hot the thermostat is stuck shut and should be replaced.
If the engine is taking a long time to warm up or the gauge registers low heat the thermostat probably is stuck open and needs to be replaced. If the engine runs hot check the temperature of the upper radiator hose. If it's not hot the thermostat is stuck closed and should be replaced. If the upper hose is hot it means the thermostat is open and working. Cooling problem could be restricted radiator.
If you haven't replaced the thermostat, now would be a good time. If that's not it, check the impellers on the water pump. The temperature gage is supposed to rise to around mid level. If you mean it is getting hot, then Replace the thermostat. Also check the operation of the cooling fan and the water pump. Another possibility is that the cooling system needs to be bled. There may be air trapped in the system. another thing we often see with this era northstar is blown head gaskets.
If it is an older unit and the compressor is gone, it is better to replace the unit and your thermostat. You will see improved operation and lower electric costs. Buy a name brand and you will not be sorry.