Auto Parts and Repairs
Why does the temperature gauge red line at idle when the engine is not overheated?
Why isn't the temperature gauge on my 2001 alero moving?
Asked in Honda Civic CX
On a 94 Honda Civic what will cause it to overheat and cause idle surging?
Asked in Ford Expedition XLT, Nissan Xterra
What does it mean when your coolant temperature gauge reads cold even when warm and the idle is high?
Asked in Chrysler Sebring
What is the idle temperature for a 1998 Chrysler Sebring?
Asked in Nissan Altima
Why would a 1999 Nissan altima temperature gauge fluctuate and car is not overheating?
Asked in Thermostats
How do you know if the thermostat is in an open position?
In cold weather, you'll notice that the engine temperature gauge registers only slightly or not at all, particularly if you're driving at highway speeds. You'll also notice that the temperature of your passenger compartment heater isn't nearly as warm as usual. Your car will show a temperature if you allow it to idle for several minutes. The heat flowing into the passenger compartment will be warm as usual. If your thermostat is open, the engine will rarely warm to a level you're used to seeing on the temperature gauge.
Asked in Air Conditioning and Coolant
Do you need to throttle the engine in order to recharge freon in the ac?
Asked in Transmission Fluid, Dodge Ram
Does a 95 dodge ram 1500 have to be started to check the transmission fluid?
Asked in Chevy Camaro Z28
Why does the engine temperature rise at idle with the air conditioning on in your 1992 Camaro Z28?
Asked in Fuel and Engines, Auto Parts and Repairs
Why does the car engine temperature increase during idle?
Asked in Antique & Classic Cars
How do you idle a the air and gas for a 79 Chevy carprice classic carburetor?
Install a vacuum gauge to a manifold source of vacuum (below throttle plates). With engine thoroughly warmed up and using a tachometer, turn engine idle speed adjustment screw down to 600 rpm. Start with one side idle air/fuel adjustment screw, turn it in slowly and watch the vacuum gauge. When the engine vacuum reading starts to drop, stop, then back out the screw until the engine just reaches its highest vacuum reading. Readjust engine idle speed to 600 rpm. Do this to the other side idle air/fuel adjustment screw then go back and do the first one again. After several times each you should be right on. Go back to the engine idle speed adjustment screw and set the rpm to factory specs.
Asked in Power Steering
How do you pressure test a power steering system?
You will need the proper gauge kit first. With the engine stopped install the pressure gauge with the shutoff valve in the open position. Start and idle the engine with the valve in the open position. Turn the wheel left and right several times to release any air bubbles and bring the fluid to normal operating temperature. With the gauge connected, close the shutoff valve for 5 seconds and compare with manufacturers specifications.
No boost pressure on TURBOCHARGER?
Why does 440ci stroker engine have rough idle and engine shake at idle?
Asked in Chevy 305, Chevy 350
How do you vacuum time a balance Chevy 350 engine with out a homonic balancer?
All engines must have a harmonic balancer instaled on them. Balanced or not. Hook a vacuum gauge to direct vacuum port on intake. That is a place that will have vacuum on it when the engine is running at an idle. Then read gauge and move the distributor until you get the highest vacuum reading. It should be 18 to 21 inches of vacuum at an idle.
What are the symptoms of a faulty oxygen sensor 1996 Honda civic?
Asked in Cars & Vehicles
What causes car to idle up high?
There are several things that can cause high idle. An older carbureted engine may have a vacuum leak or sticking choke linkage. Newer computer controlled engines have an idle control device called an idle motor which could be faulty or receiving bad information from other sensors on the engine ( IE. temperature sensor ).