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Changing a 2001 Alero Temperature Gage

How do you change a temperture gage.
I'm in College and I don't have a lot of money

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  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    my temp gauge is staying on cold but the heater is still blowing hot

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    my gage just starting doing the same thing but it scares me because u can never know when your car over heat, like what coule be the problem.

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    James Tepfenhart May 11, 2010

    are you wanting to change the tempature guage in the dash or the thermostat under the hood that goes to the guage in the dash? The guages raily go out, this is why I am asking. Also, iis this car a college beater or a nice keeper. Because if its the guage there are a couple of options. One being much cheaper and less work than the rest.




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My 2001 Alero V6 temp gauge stuck on cold. I changed the water temperature sensor and it still did not go up when hot. I checked the plug with a volt meter and it was reading 5 volts so I knew that I had power going to the sensor. I ended up taking it to the dealer who reset the CPU and it works fine now. They did not charge me for the reset which was nice. Their normal charge would have been $75.00 to do this but we have been a good customer over the years. Hope this helps.

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Why change temp gauge, unless need be, what is the problem? Thermostat is the cheapest way to start!

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