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Check the thermostat for correct opening operation as it appears stuck in the open position. check the engine temperature to ensure that the fault is not in the temp gauge circuit
Posted on Jan 03, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
more than likely a bad crank sensor but not knowing if there are codes might also be a cam sensor,it is deffently a electrical componet problem hot soak of the motor will break down bad electrical sensors,
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Which engine is this? and also do you have a TACH gauge?
check for spark when it wont start there is a common problem with the loss of crank signal on these cars with 2.8/3.1 engines.
If you have no spark its either a crank sensor or the ignition module going bad, but the problem is you need to verify which one it is. having a tachometer would help diagnois this. if you have a tach signal and no spark most of the time its an ignition module but you would need a lab scope to 100% know which one it is. the modules are very common on these engines.
what happens is the crank signal goes to the igintion module. and then the module loses it most of the time cause the module is supposed to send the crank signal tot he ecu. you would have to make sure the signal makes it out of the module and into the ecu. if you get a signal out of the module then you have more severe problems. that need in depth diagnosis.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
try changing the oil, paying great attention to manufacturer's recommendations. Could be oil is way too thick and is sticking things that are supposed to slide, until it warms and thins.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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It may be the valve that controls the amount of water entering heating core but I'm wondering if your engine thermostat isn't stuck open. This is what controls the coolant temperature in your engine. It closes off while engine is off. It will remain closed after you start your car until the water warms to a certain temperature then it starts to open enough to keep your car at the proper operating temperature. If it stick open then it will take a lot longer for the engine to heat up and on smaller cars might never heat up enough for your heater. If you live in very cold climates such as where I live in Wyoming, we have to change to a higher degree thermostat so we have a good heater when it's 30 below zero.
Be very cautious here but one way you can check this is to put a piece of cardboard in front of your radiator and stop the airflow that cools your engine coolant. THIS WILL CAUSE YOUR CAR TO HEAT UP AND CAN CAUSE ENGINE DAMAGE IF IT OVERHEATS. Don't completely cover the radiator but if your heater warms up when you put the cardboard in front of radiator it's a good sign that your thermostat is stuck open and needs to be replaced.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
If the temperature is mild during the day and really cold at night, the
discs or the laser may be collecting some condensation over night. This
may cause them to skip a bit. I'm not sure about the "very hot"
Keep in mind that if the dealer replace the strereo, may not help. The Bose system is a closed system. The slot cover will close behind the disk, which helps keep condensation, dirt and debris from entering the system. I have had a Pioneer and Sony that would skip when cold. Now the Bose system in both my Murano and Z that skips when cold. The problem is also magnified when using a CD-R disk. I'm having a harder time placing blame on Bose. For what seems to be an issue with other manufacturers players as well. There are problems on other boards about this problem, but the stereos are not Bose. I think that CD players just do not function well at cold temperatures, regardless of make or model.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
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