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What would cause the water temp gauge to jump around on a 1998 Chevy Malibu?


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2006-02-28 16:32:01
2006-02-28 16:32:01

Probably either the sending unit or a loose connection.


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The most likely cause is a broken wire or blown fuse.

because the engine in that car does not cool down

If the gas gauge stops working is there a fuse for it?

more then likely it could be the temp, sending unit. or a bad wire to temp, sensor!!

the sending unit is attached to the fuel pump in the tank.

Fuse location for temperature gauge for a Malibu

$600 for a new pump, sending unit and labor

It could be: Bad sending unit, bad gauge, faulty wiring, corroded connector or a bad ground wire. But that's probably the ONLY things that can cause your particular problem.

The temp sending unit may be unplugged or faulty.

your gas gauge float is in the gas tank you have to drop your gas tank and take out sending unit but if the gas gauge is not reading right you should check the ground wire on the gas tank

What is the problem with the gauge? We had a problem with my wife's 1997 Malibu fuel gauge following a trip to the mechanic, where the needle was stuck below the resting pin, therefore the gauge no longer worked properly. We thought it would need to be replaced, or a major tear out of the dash to fix. After some researching on the internet, the problem was easily solved by flipping the needle around manually, using a bent paper clip through the hole in the dash. It was a 5 min. fix.

Answer to Gas gauge thermostat 98 MalibuI just recently had this same problem. Under the hood open the fuse box. In the center of the fuse box there is a red 10amp fuse its # 37 if your looking at the diagram. Labeled A/C BFC. Replace it with either a 10 or 20 fuse and everything should be back up and running. -Serial

Check for power and ground to the sending unit . If you have that then ground the sending unit and see if it works.If the gauge works then the sending unit is defective.

Why does the temperature gauge on your 2001 malibu not work and the cooling fans run all the time?

I am willing to bet that you have had someting inside your gas tank or dash worked on recently. The issue is that the plug for your sending unit is on backwards or the wires to your gauge are reversed.

If you want a metric speedometer simply hold the info+return buttons down simultaneously for a few seconds, then you can switch to imperial units and vice versa. The better question is "where was that in the manual?" lol

Probably around 40 psi Check with manual gauge - electrical gauge is just anguide and not gospel

I have a 1999 s-10 my fuel gauge quit working I had to replace my fuel pump that fixed my proplem

The fuel gauge on a Chevy may become stuck if the sending unit is defective or become disconnected. Without a signal from the tank, the gauge will not move.

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