Question about 1993 Toyota Corolla
Posted by Anonymous on
Try disconnecting the sensor. then turn on the ignition switch and see what the guage dose. If it still goes to the top, chances are there is a short in the wiring. If it does nothing, chances are you have a defective sensor.
Posted on Apr 03, 2015
Check for coolant flow across the radiator by feeling the bottom hose of the radiator, if the hose stays cool the thermostat may be stuck shut, if the hose gets hot then the cooling fan is not working or the coolant level is low.
If the bottom radiator hose gets hot, the radiator cooling fan works, the gage circuit has a problem if the engine is within normal operating temperature but if the engine is geting hot and the gage reads correct, there may be an engine problem.
Posted on Apr 03, 2015
Possibly the radiator is blocked. Flush the radiator. When was last time this was done?
Posted on Apr 03, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2003 Toyota Rav4 low voltage
Did you have the computer reset after the part was changed? That is what you need to do. It may also take some time for the computer to relearn everything. Was it a bad maf sensor or a probem in th circuit itself? There is a difference. If it was just the sensor and you replaced it, then reset the computer and let it relearn. Make sure your charging fuse and relays are good as well as making sure the ground cables and battery cables have clean connnections and are tight.
Posted on Oct 11, 2010
The radiator on thoses older ones clog at bottom useally the first 3 or 4 lines and this causes the mysterious over heating,,,,,I had this same problem on a 89 camery and a 87 toyota van,both 4 cylinders
Posted on Mar 16, 2011
SOURCE: Car temp gauge reads hot but it doesn't seem to be running hot. I have changed the thermostat, cooling fan sensor and temp gauge sensor, still reading almost hot to the red. The water is flowing throu
From your description, it does not sound like it is actually running hot.
Might be a faulty gauge or computer unit.
I hate to say it, but sometimes worth taking to the dealer to check annoying ones like this.
Posted on Feb 27, 2014
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SOURCE: temp gauge does not work
there is a single wire connected to a temp sensor on the right side of the engine (pass side) just under the exhaust manifold. A common problem is the wire rests on manifold and burns or shorts out to manifold which results in loss of temp display. find wire, repair and replace on sensor. I found that crimping on a gator clip and attach it to sensor works just fine. another issue not discussed is the plug on the end of the wire gets loose and although it may be on the sensor its not making a good connection. thus why I use the gator clip to ensure connection. The temp sensor by the thermostat is only for the ECM and has no function with the gauges.
Posted on Mar 17, 2014
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