This light has been going on and off for a month. The gauge rises to 250+ degrees after the light goes on...then goes back down. Yesterday I heard a gurgling noise as the light came on. What is this and can I repair myself?
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Re: check gage light is on (temperature)
It is low on coolant...there could be a number of reasons,,,a stuck thermostat forcing the water out...,leaking water pump...leaking radiator or hose.....bad headgasket. some of this you could fix at home...you first need to locate the leak....pressure test the system....
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Do you have a check engine light on? If not then you have a defective gage, the gage is a computer generated display and you will need to remove the instrument cluster and send it out to be rebuilt. Cost about $250
CarGurusAug 20, 2014 - Also as my temperature gage rises but car does not overheat. ... tempneedle gets up towards the red mark while you're driving, then yes, ... i have a 2006Pontiac Grand prix and my temp. goes up to the ... crzgrl637 answered 6 months ago ...the cooling fans won't kick on then you will see gauge over heat.
Changing gears and the temp gauge have nothing in common. First, check the coolant level. If gets low an air pocket in the engine will cause the gauge to go high, then back to normal. Next would be to check the wiring. could be the gauge/sensor wire is shorting to ground.
CHECK GAGES light (1) indicates a potential engine failure(low oil pressure, low coolant, coolant overheating) has occurred. · Check gages and shut down engine. Gages should read as follows: Oil pressure 5 to 10 psi (34 to 69 kPa) at idle; Water Temp gage below 230 degrees (110 C).
· Check engine oil level (Para 2-11) if OIL PRESS gage indicates low reading. Check coolant level (Para 2-11) if Water Temp gage indicates high reading. Notify Unit Maintenance if levels are low.
If CHECK ENGINE light (2) is on, check engine oil pressure gage (3) and water temperature gage (4). If both indicate normal, proceed with mission and then notify Unit Maintenance. If either one does not indicate normal, stop engine immediately and notify Unit Maintenance
If the coolant is below a certain level, the temperature sensor will not read anything and the temp gauge will not rise. Replace the cap, and check that you have enough coolant in the system. If this does not solve the problem, you will need to test/troubleshoot the coolant temperature sensor.
Check your thermostat and check to see if the electric motor has power or not may be a damaged wire or a fried fan motor,you can also check the fan motor by running a power lead from your battery.good luck