Tag Archives: Temperature

Car repair questions about temperature sensors, heater and A/C problems or engine overheating. Auto mechanics offer free help and advice.


Dodge Stratus Starting issue

My battery recently went bad so I replaced it. The car is a 2003 Dodge stratus SXT so I had to remove the tire to get the battery out. After replacing the battery I noticed a wire had come loose from what ever it was connected to. I don’t know where it goes. It seems…

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Chevy Malibu Temperature Gauge And Code P0171 Lean Problems

I have recently received a 2001 chevy malibu as a gift from my parents and randomly now the temperature gauge will shoot all the way up to the ”danger” zone and then when i pull the car of and don’t move for a little while it goes back down. I was told a few things…

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GMC Canyon Code P0116 Temperature Sensor And P0102 MAF

2006 GMC Canyon. When you push on the gas to take off it hesitates, while I am driving you can feel the engine hesitating, and when I slow down to stop it hesitates and the RPMs jerk and it stalls but if a pump the gas a little when it hesitates while I am stopping…

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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix Vents Hot On Drivers Side- Cold Passenger Side

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix. When I turn my heat on I get heat on the drivers side and A/C cold temperature coming out the passenger side. Same thing happens if I turn on the A/C. This is a common problem with a temperature door actuator motor in the dash. A problem with air temp on…

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1998 Chevy Lumina Fans Quit Working

1998 Chevy Lumina question. Cooling fans quit working relays are good fuses are good fans work with direct power they don’t work with the temperature switch unplugged either. Could jump it at the pcm but don’t know where it is located. The PCM is located under a cover on the passenger side under the hood.…

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Warm Air From GMC Sierra Vents With A/C On

A/c compressor kicks on when ac is turned on, but no cold air comes out of the vents. You can change which vents the air comes out of. The ac is fully charged. When heat is on it only blows hot and can’t change to cooler heat. The vent output speeds can be changed. Any…

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Engine Overheating

Hello first time here, just looking for a little help or a lot, well here is my issues. I purchased a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix gt 171k. It had a blown headgasket, so did all repairs, valve job, new water pump, ect sensor, t-stat, upper and lower hoses, replaced radiator not new but good. Also…

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2004 Chevy Impala Temperature Gauge Goes From Half To Full Hot

Hi there. this is a cooling system issue. I just purchased a 2004 Chevrolet Impala basic. There is only water. No coolant in the radiator. The temperature gauge fluctuates from half way mark to the 3/4 mark. However when I stick a calibrated bio-thermometer in the over flow tank the temp only reads 118 F…

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1996 Toyota Corolla Has A Low Idle

I have a 1996 Toyota Corolla 1600 cc which started to rev very low on start up to the point that it would cut out. A code reader showed a coolant temperature sensor code so i replaced it . Now when I start the car is does rev higher but not as high as i…

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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Overheats and Blown Engine

Hello. Wow it’s free? Most of these charge money. Yes we are. Well just a few questions…car is a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L 3100. I have a pro GM mechanic of 20 years working on this thing. I bought car 56000 on it last year with really bad coolant in it, oil was great. Had…

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Hyundai Elantra Overheats and Stopped Running

Question: I have a Hyundai Elantra which stopped running. When I had it towed to the Hyundai dealer, they told me that the head gasket was blown. They indicated that the upper and lower radiator hoses had been reversed at the thermostat housing causing air to be trapped at the front of the housing and…

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Chevy Impala Engine Overheating- Common Causes And Repair

I had this job about a week ago and thought it would make a good article. I’ve done many head gaskets over the years, and it becomes kind of a no brainer for me, but this is a common problem on the V6 engines so it deserves some recognition. The main problem on these engines…

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