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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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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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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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Pontiac Grand Prix 2007 engine hot at idle

I noticed lately that on my dash engine heat goes close to hot but never really gets there. That usually happens when i am in idle. When i start driving it goes back to normal and only sometimes goes ...
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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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