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Temp Guage Acting Weird

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by turbo99, May 11, 2006.

  1. turbo99

    turbo99 Member

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    I drove my car for 20 min and I noticed that my temp guage wasn't working. I stepped on the gas kinda hard and noticed that it jumped a little and went up to a little under half way which is normal. After a full stop, it went all the way down again, and then I gased it a little and it went back to normal. Also, when I gas it, the temp needle moves a little. I turn the car off and back on, it is working normally now.

    Do you think it is the O2 sensor that is loose on the downpipe? When I took my car to a shop yesterday to extend the downpipe, this problem happened. They did use a new gasket. Any ideas?
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    better safe than sorry, look.
     
  3. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    Odd coincidence, but o2 sensors have nothing to do with engine temp. Sounds like your thermostat is sticking open.
     
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    lil_red_si Senior Member

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    why dont u check your coolant temp sensor on the side of the head and make sure its connected good....maybe even clean the contact......dunno fo sho tho
     
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    i had the same prob. it wound up being just a loose ground wire so maby check all your grounds
     
  6. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    Still sounds like the thermostat wanting to stick open. Did you figure it out?
     
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