Check your thermostat, if it is stuck open the coolant wont stay inside the engine long enough to warm up properly, or perhaps it has been removed completely some people do this when they have radiator trouble thinking it will help.
Asked in Grand Am SE
What would cause a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am's engine temperature gauge to not work?
Coolant Temperature Sensor
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Pontiac Sunfire
What would cause the temperature gauge not to work on your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire?
temperature gauge not working can be caused by a bad temp sensor in engine, a bad gauge in dash, or a bad fuse ...
Asked in Chevy Malibu
What would cause a temperature gauge not to work in a 2001 Chevy Malibu?
because the engine in that car does not cool down
Asked in Ford F-150
What would cause your 1994 Escort 1.9 temperature gauge to indicate overheating The engine but is not losing anti-freeze and feeling hottter than usual?
Check the temperature sensor.
Why would the temperature gauge go in the red and check engine light come on while the oil pressure gauge dropped?
mechanical engine trouble. its about to blow up.
Would antifreeze coming out of the overflow cause the temperature gauge not to work?
no you need to replace temperature sinding unit
Asked in Chrysler LHS
Why would a 1997 chrysler lhs temperature gauge read hot?
Engine is overheating, faulty gauge, faulty temp sensor......
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs
What would cause the temp gauge to bottom out and stay in that position and the fan on the motor to run constantly?
The thermometer that reads your engine temperature, I presume, is damaged or broken. Without the gauge to tell your fan how hot your engine is it will keep running as a 'better be safe then sorry' feature. ...
Asked in Acura
What would cause the temp gauge to jump to overheating when you start a 1993 acura?
The temperature sensor is malfunctioning
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Ford, Ford Taurus
What would cause the temperature gauge not to work on a 2001 ford taurus?
Most likely the sensor in the motor.
Could coolant leaking from a water pump cause your engine to read cold at the gauge?
No, low coolant would cause the opposite.
What would cause the temperature gauge to go up and down?
If you temperature gauge is going up and down then you may have a problem with your sensor. You should take your car to a professional to ensure that you don't overheat your car. ...
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Thermostats
How do you know when the thermostat goes bad?
The thermostat controls engine coolant temperature at a predetermined degree. If the stat is stuck open you would not see the temp gauge rise to normal and the heat coming out of your heater would be warm at best. This condition would not damage your engine. If the stat is stuck closed you would see more violent results such as temp gauge pegging hot and pinging noises coming from engine. This condition could and probably would cause serious damage to engine in...
What would cause the check engine light to come on in 2001 Impala and the temperature gauge to drop to cold and then not work?
Could be lots of things. You should have it checked for codes. The temp gauge problem would make me think of a possible temp sensor problem. It should be located near the thermostat housing. ...
Asked in Ford Taurus
What would cause the cooling fan to not turn on on an 86 4 cylinder Taurus Fan and relay module are both new and temp gauge works?
Maybe the temp gauge works, but there is a separate coolant temperature sensor for the engine control system, which includes the fans. Check it out. ...
Would a bad radiator cap cause my temperature gauge to show hot?
yes... because you gonna loose water..
What would cause a 96 Honda accords temperature gauge to go up and down?
Could be your thermostat or your anti-freeze
Asked in Radiators
What is causing your temperature gauge to be in the cold position and radiator fluid to leak?
A low coolant level could cause the temp gauge not to read correctly. A faulty temp gauge sending unit could also be the cause. The coolant leak, you would have to find the source of the leak to determine the cause. ...
What would cause the temp gauge to not work on a 93 Ford Taurus Station Wagon?
The first thing that I would check is the wiring and the temp sensor @ the engine. Sorry but I do not know where the sensor is located on the engine. Usually they are not too hard to locate. i would replace temperature sender usual located near front of engine near thermostat housing ...
Asked in Cars & Vehicles
Is Car temperature sensor equals car temperature switch?
We have no temperature gauge in our car. Didn't come equipped with one. It probably has a warning light that would illuminate if the engine was getting to hot. ...
What would cause an electronic fuel gauge to malfunction on a 1989 1500 with a 350 engine?
Bad Sender. Bad guage.
What should your gauge read for temperature on car?
A normal temperature reading for a vehicle would be between 180-192 degrees F. Temps of 200 and higher can damage an engine. ...
Asked in Ford Escort, Ford Escort LX, Ford Escort ZX2
Why are there two coolant sensors on your 1998 ford escort se?
One sensor would be for your engine temperature gauge and the other sensor for the OBD II engine management system ...
Asked in Chevy Trailblazer
Your check engine light came on and the code was coolant temperature too low but the gauge was showing between 170 and 180 on 2003 trailblazer?
The gauge should be showing a minimum 195 with engine warmed up. I would start with replacing the thermostat. ...
Asked in Chevy Blazer
Why would a 94 blazer show hot on the gauge when it is not?
Why would the temperature gauge indicate an overheated condition when the engine is not hot. It could be the gauge in the instrument panel. Unlikey however. More likely it is a bad coolant temperature sensor or the wiring from the sensor back to the instrument panel. Inspect the wiring and replace the coolant sensor. The sensor is not too expensive. ...