Questions tagged [temperature]

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Car engine temperature maxes out, then lowers and stays stable

So recently my AC started being inconsistent and I figured I needed to put some refrigerant in, but yesterday I noticed that my engine also gets extremely hot at the same time as the AC. Basically ...
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Possible overheat

I have a 2011 Nissan X-Trail, 2.0 Turbo Diesel. Couple of days ago, we had a heat wave 39C / 102F. Normally the temp gauge gets close to the vertical axis of the cluster, so not really in vertical ...
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2014 Ford Escape - High engine temperature on start

It was a hot day today - around 90f, and the car was parked outside. As we were getting ready to leave, I did the remote start. We get in the car about 5 minutes later. Right As I’m about to start the ...
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Is this MX-5 running too cold, and could that explain poor emissions?

Last year my MX-5 NC struggled to pass its emissions test. 5 years ago I replaced the front cat exhaust manifold with a 4-1 non-cat manifold, moving the oxygen sensors around the remaining mid pipe ...
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Temperature gauge goes down when I drive for a distance, but is usually in the middle driving in town

My Volkswagen Passat V6 temperature gauge, or coolant gauge goes from normal (the needle is in the middle), then as I'm driving the gauge goes down in temperature (toward the cooler part of the gauge)....
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High coolant pressure on 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 hot day

I live in Las Vegas, the other day on the way home from work it was about 100 degrees out. I got on the freeway and there was a big traffic jam. I spent between 20-30 minutes mostly idling and just ...
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2007 bmw 318i on red temp gauge within 5 minutes of starting

On start up is fine but within 5 minutes on red temp gauge, have checked oil water coolant doesn’t appear to have any leaks
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Temperature gauge not working

Had my thermostat on my 05 Altima which requires 2 different thermostats replaced. Every since after the temperature gauge hasn't been working.
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Are there any expected problems when I manipulate the air temperature sensor to show a cooler termperature?

I have a modern motorcycle with fuel injection. It runs lean and especially under 4,000 RPM that is annoying because the engine runs rough. It seem this is a well known problem with modern engines ...
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Isuzu rodeo 3.2 V6 engine runing too cold?

I own Isuzu Rodeo 2004 3.2 V6. I connected an OBD device and I noticed that the engine temp is around 72~C, the gauge on the dashboard looks fine (seats on the center where is suppose to be). I ...
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Dangers of subjecting engine to over temp

It was explained to me long ago that if an engine gets too hot, it's at risk of seizing. The reason, as I understood it, was as follows 1) There's a certain gap between the piston and bore. As both ...
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Ambient Air Temperature

Put a plow on my 2014 1500 Silverado after driving for about 20 minutes temperature outside reads over a hundred can i reposition sensor or remove it.
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pt cruiser temperature gauge not working

The temp gauge does not work properly and in doing so with the heat on it blows cool. When the car sits and idles the gauge will rise (sometimes) but, once you get moving it drops. Just had the ...
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Temperature gauge on Saturn SC2 sometimes work

On my 2002 Saturn SC2, my temperature gauge will sometimes work and sometimes not. By not working, I mean it will stay on the cold reading. If I started my drive without it working it will continue ...
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AC compressor noise only when car is hot

I recently noticed that my car is making a consistent noise when AC is engaged. Furthermore I found that this noise occurs only when car is hot. Belt doesn't seem to be slipping. Car is 16 Subaru WRX....
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Unstable car temperature

Note, I haven't gotten my car to the repairs yet cause I finish work around the time my mechanic closes his shop. Last night, while driving home 3/4 of the way (total of around 15~20 minutes to reach ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...