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Tire Pressure Monitors during very cold temperatures

As outside temperature decreases by 10 degrees Fahrenheit, tire pressure decreases 1 psi. However, in very cold temperatures of -10 degrees Fahrenheit, the vehicle TPMS indicates low pressure but the ...
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Can bad wheel bearing noise get louder with increasing outdoor temperature?

I have self-diagnosed my RAV4 with a wheel bearing going bad. One thing I noticed: During height of the day (10 am to 6 pm), when hottest: bearing scratching/grinding noise is loudest Otherwise: ...
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What can cause high coolant temp and check engine light

I've got a 2008 Mazda 3i Touring, 5 speed manual, with about 145k miles on it. A few weeks ago, after my wife got home from work, we noticed the coolant temp gauge on the dash was fully at high and ...
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Check Gauge is on for Temperature when the air conditioning is on

the "Check Gauge" light goes on quite frequently when driving my Ford Ranger 95 SC STX 4.0 because of the Temperature gauge, when the air conditioning is on. The temperature here is over 35C ...
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What's the normal operating temperature for VW New Beetle fuse box wires?

We have a 2002 VW New Beetle. They made a very interesting design decision that involved sticking several wires and a fuse box on top of the battery. Previously, ours was very corroded. I spent some ...
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1989 mazda 323 hatchback

I have a 1989 Mazda 323 hatchback. Does not get hot. A friend of mine hooked up a new stereo for me but my temperature gauge stopped working. I need to know where to look to plug it back in or change ...
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Warming up the engine

Does it hurt or help your vehicle to start it, then immediately throw it in drive/reverse and take off without letting it warm up when it's 20 degrees fahrenheit outside. Shifting through the gears ...
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Saturn ion 2007 Temperature gauge

My car temperature suddenly drops down while driving and won't move until I remove the battery and put it back... What could be the cause pls? I have change the engine coolant temperature sensor or do ...
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trans over temp

Red Lightning bolt, engine light, trans over temp, occasionally problems with starting. About 3 weeks ago, one day I started my car, (it was cold) and I dint wait for it to warm up like I usually ...
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Heating issue in Nissan Sunny Diesel

I am driving Nissan Sunny Diesel in pahalgam Kashmir with a temperature range of -20 to 40. My car is heating slowly. I have changed the thermostat also. But after driving the car almost 30 kms the ...
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Honda Civic: engine temperature changing quickly

Vehicle: Honda Civic 2004 1.4L Issue: According to thermometer, engine temperature changes from normal (about half) to maximum within seconds, and back to normal equally quickly. For example, it might ...
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Where is the ambient air temp sensor located on 2019 Ford Escape?

Doing some work on car in preparation for smog test. Check engine lamp for Ambient Temp Sensor. Normally these are located within the grill opening, in front of radiator / condenser. I'm just not ...
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Car runs great until shut off then runs bad until shut off again

2008 dodge Avenger 3.5L 140,000 miles. Car runs great for however long I’ll run it for, until I shut it off for 5 to 15 minutes after it’s up to temp, then if I start it, it runs like shit, Has a ...
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Water temperature randomly drops while car is in motion (VW Golf Mk6)

I have a 2011 VW Golf Mk6 Variant (European spec) with a 2.0 TDI Engine (CFHC engine code: with DPF but no AWD and no AdBlue), automatic gearbox (6-speed DSG), and 200.000 km on the clock (around 125....
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Overheated Resistor

I am running a 12 volt DC 25 watt 6 ohm resistor to excite the alternator in my car but it is extremely hot to the touch, could I reduce the heat output by adding another resistor of the same value, ...
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2005 Toyota Corolla: Engine warms up, then "overheats", then drives normally

I have a 2005 manual transmission Toyota Corolla. Just this winter, it's been doing this weird thing in the morning: I'll start the car and start driving it, and the engine starts warming up. Once it'...
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Its cool outside and fan runs loud and constant and temp guage reads 160

I have 2015 Chevy Silverado and it's pretty cool outside around 50 s or so. My fan is running loud and constant. Temp gauge reads 160 lowest it will go fan a lot louder than normal.
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Temp gauge not responding correctly

I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu lt 2.4L and the temp gauge will drop while driving or it wont even read that the engine is at operating temp but the ac blows cold air and I got a scan tool and no codes ...
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I have a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer, when I go over bumps my temp gauge drops to 40'C and my A/C goes warm

I have a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer 4x4, when I go over bumps my temp gauge drops to 40'C and my A/C goes warm air blowing. It's intermittent. Going over another bump will return it to normal. I took it ...
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Is this behavior normal in a long uphill road at 102 degrees Fahrenheit?

Please read this carefully before posting comments or answers. This is NOT an overheating issue. It is just about cooling system behavior under specific conditions. My car cooling system has two fans ...
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Engine took a long time to warm up after putting chemical coolant flush in coolant reservoir

I have a 2006 Kia Rio 1.6L. Yesterday I put in chemical flush in the coolant reservoir since I’m flushing the system out on the weekend. I drove it once yesterday and the temperature increased as ...
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Does drilling a hole in thermostat affect engine temperature during cruising speed? (Please read my explanations before answering)

I want to drill a tiny hole in my thermostat to help get rid of the air which is trapped behind the thermostat after replacing my coolant. Unfortunately, my car has only one bleeding screw which is ...
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2008 toyota corolla overheating and heater not working

My corolla temp will gradually go up while driving and then come back down on its own while driving. The heater is not working. Blowing cold air. We have replaced the water pump, thermostat, and ...
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Low engine temp & slow oil life monitor - Thermostat?

2005 Acura RL I noticed my oil life monitor was going incredibly slow, then also noticed the engine temp gauge seemed lower than it normally is. I monitored the ODB-II when driving and it's running ...
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Lower Temp Thermostat for Forced Induction?

Is there a case to be made for a low temp. thermostat for a factory N/A engine that has been supercharged? I am considering a future project where I'd supercharge a 2L engine, running a modest 7-8 psi ...
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2009 Toyota Corolla difficulty starting after sitting over 30 minutes engine warm

Starter motor runs for 3 seconds or more after 2009 toyota corolla has been sitting 30 minutes or more and engine is still warm. If engine is cold it starts fine. If engine is warm but only sitting ...
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Why does my engine temperature go all the way up before coming back to the center when I start my car?

When I first start my car the last few days (A 2008 Toyota Camry that I've had since it was new in 2007, 13 years) the temperature needle ends up slowly climbing past the halfway point all the way to ...
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2007 Equinox overheating at idle

Flushed coolant system, replaced radiator cap. A Tried Reprogrammed emc , light "turn off engine overheating" , when idiling. Fans keep running after car is off,AC on, no problems when ac ...
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2004 Suzuki Aerio running hot

I just put in a new radiator, new cap, new hoses. My hoses are swelling. And when then cap is off the radiator if foams. The car is not overheating. Also the overfill hose is pushing out air. But ...
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If the check engine light is off does than mean your car is fine?

I been get heavy into the scanning tools lately on my Ford van (98 e150 5.4). Anyhow... I'm layin into it deep like all these readins of temperatures and such. For example, I see "head cylinder ...
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Car idles low when cold but increases when it warms up

Toyota Camry car 2001; Idle at start up is low when engine is very cold and gradually becomes "Normal" as engine gets hotter? I thought it was suppose to have higher RPM's when engine is cold and ...
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Engine oil temperature

I have a 2017 Dodge Journey ( fiat ) 2.4L I bought this a few months back and I noticed during the winter months there was some yellow residue that would accumulate on the oil fill cap, ...
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Does the electrode of a spark plug break when the engine runs too hot?

I have an Audi A5 1.8 TFSI Sportback from 2011, bought it recently (4 months ago), which ran fine until two weeks ago. The engine went through diagnosis and the operator showed a broken spark plug to ...
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Should I be pumping air to a higher pressure when the weather is hot?

There have been a couple of questions about tyre air pressures at low temperatures: 1, 2. But what about at high temperatures? Currently in Australia daily highs of 35C are common, spiking up to 38 ...
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No heat extreme cold (Mini Cooper r60)

I bought a used Mini cooper countryman 3 years ago. Since I've owned it when the weather hits around -5 degrees F and I cold start the car, the heater won't work properly. The dash says it's slowly ...
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Any suggestions for a vehicle [Nissan Frontier] outside temperature guage - dashboard mounted

Hubby's truck doesn't have an outside temp gauge. He needs it for winter as he plows. What suggestions do you have please [birthday present] thank you!
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Will my car be affected by the cold winter temperature? [closed]

As winter comes the temperature will get colder and colder. Will this affect my car? I want to be prepared for any problems that will cause any start up problems or driving problems. Thank you.
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Engine running cold. Warms up at stop lights, drops wile driving

I have a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT that has been running cold even after letting it warm up for at least 10 minutes. This morning is was 45 degrees outside, I let the car warm up and the temperature ...
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Chevy Equinox Cabin (Interior) Temperature Sensor

Does anyone know the location of the Cabin (Interior, NOT ambient) Temperature sensor? This is for a 2012 Chevy Equinox 2.4L LT2. TIA Scott
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What are the consequences of driving my car with low coolant for five minutes without reaching the limit on the temperature gauge?

Background information: I was driving a 2008 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 L. Before I noticed the gauge, I first noticed the A/C on cold stopped working. Then the temperature gauge needle hovered a little over ...
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2011 1.2 Fiesta a/c not cool & temperature light

I was driving my car and the a/c started to blow uncool air and light came up for the temperature which only stayed on for a short time. This happened after going through a drive through with having ...
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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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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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