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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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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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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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Why outside temperature displays a warning at 4 degrees?

I know that water behaves strangely once the temperature drops below 4 (celsius) degrees. In a nutshell, its volume starts to expand (see wiki for further details) below 4 degrees - when temperature ...
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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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Malfunctioning Ambient Temperature Gauge - 2004 Subaru Forester

I own a 2004 Subaru Forester XS with 102,000 miles on it and required service and inspections just completed. Now the Ambient Temperature Gauge keeps malfunctioning - often sticks at 77; after a ...
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Engine temperature range?

Our 'new' ('07) Cobalt has a digital temp readout. Temperature varies substantially, depending on driving conditions - I've seen it as high as 210(F) on city streets, on a not-very-warm day. Our old ...
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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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Where is the ambient temperature sensor located on an Opel / Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTI 2010?

Can anyone offer some guidance in finding the placement of the ambient temperature sensor for an Opel / Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTI 2010? The sensor seems to be malfunctioning. The value for the ...
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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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what is the normal operating temperature indication on the guage?

My radiator got a leakage so I made a direct connection to the fan from the battery i.e. irrespective of the engine temperature the fan would start as soon as you turn on the ignition switch on. It ...
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What causes a low coolent temp light to come on a 2012 Honda civic [closed]

My 2012 Honda civic with 19,000 miles has a blue temp light on dash and it seems to be running fine?
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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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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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2012 chevy equinox blows hot air even shut off

We have a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. We cant turn off the interior heat even when we turn the temp all the way down. Even when we turn off the heater it keeps blowing hot air. What could be the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 @ ...
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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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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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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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Can I place a mechanical water temp sensor within the radiator hose pipes?

I have a Mk1 Golf. The previous owner has put in the 3 GTi console gauges but didnt connect them. I want to connect up the water temp gauge (which is the mechanical type with a heat sensing bulb) but ...
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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 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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Car won't reach operating temperature

Here's a seemingly simple problem - I noticed that the temperature gauge of my mother's 2004 Opel Meriva 1.7CDTI won't ever climb above minimum. I checked the OBD readings to see if it was a defective ...
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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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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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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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What could cause the engine temperature gauge and AC to fail simultaneously?

On Wednesday I noticed my car's temp gauge reading at bottom while driving down the highway. The air conditioner was also non-functional. Each of these components were working fine the day before. The ...
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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 ...
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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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Fixed exhaust leak, running hotter now

Yeah, it's the Solstice again. I just replaced a v-band clamp between my turbo and the cat. The engine runs a lot smoother now - go figure - but it's running quite a bit warmer. Before I recently ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Could oily sludge in cooling system affect engine temprature?

I have a BMW 530i 2007, the engine gets hot up o 115 degree of celcius, it actually fluctuate between 95 to 115(which is a little bit higher than normal specially when the outside temperature is 5 c) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Water temperature sensor location

I'm installing a water temperature gauge and I'm curious which is the best location for the sensor; in the radiator inlet hose or outlet hose? The inlet hose will give the hottest reading as the ...