Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [temperature]

Use for questions where temperature is a significant feature – e.g., problems that occur only at a specific temperature.

2
votes
2answers
61 views
+100

Does outside temperature sensor affect the HVAC system?

Car: 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L Manual My car's outside temperature display is way off. It is showing warmer than the actual temperature. For example: Today the real temperature was -9C and it showed +18C. ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Temperature gauge doesn’t work

My temperature gauge only works when I turn on the heater then I can turn it off and it will continue to work until I turn off the car what could be the problem?
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Z18xe corsa 1.8 sri, cooling issues..

I've recently bought an 04 corsa c and noticed a couple of days ago that when going down the motorway my temp drops to 0, when stuck in traffic it rises to around 90 (half way on the temp gauge), but ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

How often should we change Coolant Temperature Sensor, and is it life time long?

I drive Nissan Sunny 2010 N16, it has 225000 KM, I am experiencing extra fuel consumption, for 45 Ltr it makes only 350 KM in average (high way/city) driving, one week back I changed the oxygen sensor ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

How long should I wait for engine to cool down before I can check coolant?

I know engine temperature should go down to "C" mark before opening radiator cap. However I'm finding that the temp just stays on normal for a long time. I think I've read people say you need to give ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Why does engine temperature remain high with lights switched on?

I've just replaced a radiator only to find the coolant gone and car overheating again. When I switched the engine off(but first turn of key was still on) I noticed the temperature gauge just wasn't ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

My new car is a lot more (too much) hot inside than my previous car, why and what can I do about it?

I had a Citroen C3 and I now have a Peugeot 207. For a reason I cannot understand, the 207 is A LOT more hot inside than the C3. I haven't measured it but the difference is probably 3 or 4 degrees ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Idle Overheating- 1993 Honda Accord LX

After running the engine for about 10 min the engine temp needle will slowly begin to creep up. I've checked to see that the fan is op and it is. Replaced the engine coolant temperature sensor ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Honda Accord 2008 Overheating at cold start

I've been having quite a problem with my car. At cold start the temperature goes straight to hot, A/C stops working, car smokes black and this happens at any giving time. I changed the temperature ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

How many temperature sensors does a Chevrolet Aveo 2005 have?

I want to know if the Chevrolet Aveo 2005 (4dr Sdn) has only one temperature sensor or has two. I now that it has the ECT sensor that triggers the cooling fan among other things, but recently ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Engine misfire on a cold day

I was on a ~300 miles trip and it was definitely below 50 degrees. I stopped to have a snack and a refill. During the stay I turned on the heater which was previously off. When I moved again, after ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

What might have caused my 2005 Chevy Optra to stop running in the middle of the highway?

I was driving today and suddenly several of the dash lights (the door open, seatbelt, oil and battery lights) came on together. The brakes became much stiffer, like the car was not running, and there ...
1
vote
0answers
184 views

03 Mazda 3 ECT constant 88°C and fan cycling on and off constantly

Someone brought me a 03 Mazda 3 to look at and while checking some unrelated things I noticed that the radiator fan was cycling on 15 seconds and off 15 seconds constantly, even though the ECT was ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

2010 Ford F-150 4.6 3 valve modular motor indicating overheating

I have a 2010 F-150 4.6L V8 3 valve truck. It has about 130,000 miles on it. Last time I drove it as I pulled into my driveway the temperature gauge on the dash was totally pegged out. It seems this ...
2
votes
1answer
619 views

Engine temperature gauge stays on cold

I have a 2011 Hyundai equus and all of a sudden my temperature gauge stays on cold I checked my coolant level and it was low in which I added the correct amount and drove for awhile but temp gauge is ...
2
votes
0answers
197 views

Replaced all A/C components - Outlet temperature still subpar

I purchased a 2006 Lincoln Navigator (5.4 Ford, with a separate front and rear A/C system) a couple of years ago and it seemed to be maintained very well, but the A/C was performing poorly in hot ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Are there any aftermarket temperature or leak sensors?

It seems to me the biggest threat to a car is when it leaks or overheats and people don't stop driving. I always forgot to check the temperature because the symbol is so small and I am concentrating ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

2000 Ford Ranger 3.0L temp gauge cold

Originally had bad head gaskets, replaced them and all was well. Riding home from work a month later and gauge started dropping to cold, got home and noticed coolant leak, the water level was so low ...
3
votes
2answers
281 views

Low engine temp

2001 chevy s10 2.2 will not reach normal operating temp. First noticed when defroster was blowing cold. Replaced thermostat with Stant superstat with no change whatsoever. Coolant level is normal. Out ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Is it possible to splice in a 2nd temperature gauge?

This is a 2006 Mazda6 6 cylinder. I want to install my Autometer temp gauge. Can I tie it into an existing wire or do I need to put in a second sensor? How do I tie it in?
1
vote
0answers
156 views

2005 Honda Pilot problems

Okay so my car is at 215380 miles. It was having radiator problems and Water pump problem. The water pump turning belt had disengrated from being in the car for a long time. The engine still wasn’t ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Bosch MAP Sensor Pressure issue

I have a BOSCH MAP Sensor and it has 4 pins; 1)GND 2)Temperature 3)5V 4)Pressure I'm trying to read the values of pressure on an arduino but i can't get any readings besides defaults. I'm ...
1
vote
2answers
61 views

Engine temperature not as stable after radiator change

After having my old radiator changed with a brand new one (because of a crack), it seems as the engine (coolant) temperature is not as stable as before. Old radiator 'stats': Almost always stable at ...
1
vote
2answers
388 views

temperature guage too low while the AC is on

I changed my radiator to double cell, after the single cell got leaking. I now noticed that the temperature guage never goes up to normal guage whenever i turn on the AC, and the Fan never idles. ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Engine coolant hot, but oil temperature normal

This afternoon, I left my 2012 VW Beetle 2.0T idle for a few minutes at a gas station, and it showed a hot coolant temperature warning; the sensor was reading 195F. It was an unusually warm day for ...
6
votes
5answers
10k views

Is it normal for the wheels to be over 100C hot after a few kilometers of driving?

I drove my car from my parking to a spot where I can wash my car 3.5 km away. I thought it might be a good idea to clean the rims, so I splashed water towards the front wheel. To my surprise, steam ...
4
votes
1answer
109 views

Is it bad to immediately crank the air conditioning all the way up when you start your car on a really hot day?

There have been times in the summer when my car is in my driveway all day in 100-degree weather, and combined with the sun, it must be 140+ degrees in my car. Can it damage or shorten the life of my ...
2
votes
0answers
110 views

Sudden high coolant temperature

After installing a new coolant regulator and burping a system sudden high temperature occures. Following picture show 95 degree at 92 degree of oil temperature but coolant temperature can reach even ...
1
vote
2answers
194 views

Is it better for your vehicle to let it warm up before driving it? [duplicate]

I always get into arguments with my boyfriend about cars we both think we are right. (Pretty typical) so I thought I'd get some answers to a few questions, and opinions from some unbiased outsiders. ...
3
votes
4answers
113 views

Does cooler air improve turbo performance?

When modifying NA cars I've always been advised to try and protect the intake from heat soak from the engine bay because the engine performs better with cooler air. This makes sense. I now have a ...
2
votes
1answer
191 views

Thermostat or temperature sensor (2011 Town & Country)

My 2011 Town and Country is reporting P0128 intermittently. If I understand correctly, this error code points to either the thermostat, the ECT sensor, or a computer module. When driving normally, ...
3
votes
1answer
312 views

Audi temperature gauge not working correctly

I have an Audi A3 2001 1.9TDI engine code ASV and my temperature gauge has always been acting weird - goes to 100°C or higher and then drops back to 90°C. I took my car to a local certified Audi ...
2
votes
1answer
655 views

2002 lincoln LS 3.9 v8. coolant temperature sensor location, does anyone knows where is it at?

the computer is saying that the temperature sensor is bad. i want to replace it, but i can't find where is it at. engine light is on. I have look for it all over google, the auto parts store, and ...
0
votes
0answers
187 views

Problem with temp gauge

I have a problem with my 2000 Lincoln town car every morning I start my car and when I start driving the car power slightly goes down and then my heat gauge goes under cold and stays there but the car ...
1
vote
3answers
7k views

Car temperature drops to a little less than 1/4 at highway speeds. Any reason to be concerned?

Car is a Mk1 Golf. Driving around town the temperature behaves normally - it sits at the middle of the gauge, sometimes goes a little higher if I'm sitting in traffic but not much. However, on the ...
2
votes
0answers
94 views

Can pressure caused by temperature cause ignition coils to unseat?

I've got a Rotax engine that looks like this from the top: The ignition coils look like this when removed: Recently two of the three ignition coils unseated after approximately 10 minutes of ...
6
votes
1answer
275 views

Does the dash temperature sender unit also provide input to the ECU?

The temperature gauge on my 98 Mazda 626 2L MTX recently went all wonky, most of the time it's pegged low, but sometimes in just jumps around, but never above the actual temperature of the engine. ...
0
votes
1answer
343 views

Where's the temperature sensor on Skoda Fabia 2005?

I've already bought a diagnostics machine based on this other Q&A Skoda Fabia 2005: what I need to know to buy a diagnostics machine? The whole diagnostic machine has provided me OBDII P0118 ...
0
votes
0answers
416 views

What is maximum temperature inside gearbox?

I have been given task to measure the temperature inside gearbox of a motorcycle with no further information about gearbox or motorcycle or anything for that matter. I want to make temperature sensor ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

IAT reporting below zero temp on MB w168

I have a first version MB w168. This car has the MAFs/IATs soldered to the ECU. You can't replace those without replacing the whole ECU. Anyway I have an obd scanner which works with this car and I ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How to replace the transmission temp sensor?

I have a 2011 Ford Fusion with the 6 speed trans. How do I replace the transmission temp sensor? I'm throwing code p1783. Engine: 3.0L. Transmission 6 speed semi automatic. Miles ~115k; Bought @ ...
1
vote
2answers
28k views

Standardised engine oil temperature range?

Does anyone know what the (more or less) acceptable standardised range is, for the oil temperature of a car engine? I understand that 40-120 degrees C, seems to be the acceptable range for the engine ...
3
votes
1answer
546 views

Can improper coolant concentration increase coolant temperature?

Car: Audi S5 4.2L Lately I've noticed my radiator fans (both of them) running like a jet engine quite frequently (but not always, the speed varies). My coolant temp. reads around 110C via OBDII after ...
2
votes
0answers
106 views

Emissions per mile of high MPG lean-burn gas-powered cars versus standard gas-powered cars

I am wondering if there have been studies or calculations of the NOx emissions per mile of high MPG lean-burn gas-powered cars versus standard gas-powered cars. Honda made some great lean-burn cars ...
3
votes
1answer
50 views

Wheel covers for '95 civic EG with drum brakes

So I have a 1995 Civic hatchback with drum brakes. I am thinking of adding wheel covers (also called moon disks). Would this affect the drum brakes the same way it can sometimes affect disk brakes? ...
5
votes
1answer
183 views

Grille cover for '95 civic EG without AC for cold weather protection of engine

So I have a 1995 Civic hatchback without AC. No AC installed from factory. The car has a radiator on the right half of the front of engine compartment (instead of covering the entire front of the ...
3
votes
1answer
566 views

opel corsa c 1.7 DTI won't reach engine temperature

I have a Corsa C 1.7 dti and I have a problem with it, I visited many garages to fix this problem but all of them suggested me to change the thermostat. I followed their advice, tried 4 thermostats by ...
5
votes
0answers
108 views

Chevy Malibu 2009 coolant sensor

I have a problem with my malibu, I got a code on the obdii reader as though the coolant temperature reading is not correct, so in the car lcd on the instrument cluster I can see Coolant temperature : -...
1
vote
2answers
36 views

1998 Subaru Forester [duplicate]

My temperature gauge stays in the lower half of the gauge and then in 10 second or less the gauge goes past the red all the way over. I changed the thermostat, to be on the safe side and changed both ...
7
votes
3answers
4k views

Possible causes for a high temp gauge?

I have a 2012 Chevy Colorado with an odd temp gauge issue. When the vehicle is started from being completely cold (like freezing cold), the temp gauge immediately goes all the way up. This leads me ...