In a car with a properly working cooling system, the coolant temp should be around the same whether the car is idling or running. There should be little variation. The car should warm up to that temperature quickly after a cold start.
The temp would depend on your car make and sometimes engine size and characteristics. In general, however, it should be a little lower than boiling. For example, the normal operating coolant temp on a Jeep Grand Cherokee is 210 degrees Fahrenheit.
1994 Chevy suburban....no coolant leaks...but looses coolant is this an older car? does the car loose engine coolant?
Temperature gauge reads signals off the coolant temperature sensor. It can also point to a faulty thermostat. If your car runs rough in cold, idles rough and uses up more fuel then coolant temperature sensor is your problem. They are normaly a cheap and easy diy to do.
should be the same temperature as your thermostat rating...generally around 190 to 195 degrees.
it should after it's started
Your radiator cooling fan is malfunctioning
"Engine coolant temperature" sensor
The 1995 Lincoln Town Car coolant temperature gauge sensor can be found on the front of the engine. The coolant temperature sensor will be a few inches above the thermostat housing.
In short no. Your cars cooling system is a sealed unit therefore it should not use any coolant whatsoever no matter the ambient temperature.
Monitor your engine temperature and your coolant levels. Chances are you need to add more coolant to the car.
The Coolant Temperature sensor is defective.
After coolant is added run vehicle to normal operating temperature and re-check coolant level
Check the fan, check coolant level, water pump. Not enough air flow when the car is stopped.
The thermostat in a car regulates the coolant temperature inside the engine. When the engine is cold, the thermostat is closed, allowing the heat from the combustion chamber to heat the fluid (coolant) in the coolant galleys in the engine block. Once the engine reaches an optimal temperature, the thermostat opens, allowing coolant to flow through the radiator. The thermostat then controls the flow of coolant to hold the engine at its optimum operating temperature, irrespective of engine load and operating condtions.
This is called the Temperature light or gauge
the coolant temperature sensor could be faulty.......
probably means u need to change the coolant for the car,leaking coolant sumwhere
My 1990 idles at about 850 and with the ac on 1100
yes, should never add coolant to cold engine
check make sure the firing order is correct.
Follow the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing and the temperature sensor is right there on top and the coolant temperature for the gauge inside the car is right below the housing.
No, the thermostat controls the temperature of the engine coolant. As long as the coolant temperature is below the thermostat set-point, the thermostat remains closed. Once the temperature arrives at the set-point, the thermostat starts to open, sending heated coolant through the radiator. The radiator then cools the heated engine coolant and the water pump forces the coolant back through the engine. The heater control valve allows more or less of the engine coolant through the heater core. Since the coolant should be very near the set-point temperature of the thermostat, you should be getting hot water through the heater core to warm the inside of the vehicle. The engine coolant is there to keep the engine from melting down or from breaking metal parts and burnng off the oil. It just happens that the heated coolant is useful to warm the inside of the vehicle.
Cooling fan should come on either when coolant temperature reaches 235 degrees or the A/C or defroster is turned on
Where is the coolant temperature sensor located on a 2002 Nissan Sentra? my car s dashboard gauge shows my car is running hot the drops back down to normal any idea?[Improve]
The engine's thermostat controls the engine coolant temperature. The temperature control inside for the heater controls the cabin heat.
The coolant temperature sensor is located under the hood of the car. The sensor is located to the left of the brake booster at the rear of the engine.Ê