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Temperature hand stays on high after changing thermostat.

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The engine coolant temperature sensor is either unplugged, gone bad, or has a broken wire. It should be located near the thermostat housing.

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Changed out water pump and thermostat and vehicle runs high temperature what could be issue?


Reasons the Temperature Gauge Reads High

If the temperature gauge reads high, it could mean your engine is overheating. Another reason your reading might be high is you could be losing coolant. A small leak or evaporation may cause your radiator to slowly lose coolant. A third reason your temperature gauge reads high could be because the thermostat is broken. If this is the case, you may need a coolant temperature switch replacement. The last reason the temperature gauge could read high is because of a water pump, or water pump gasket failure. If the water pump is malfunctioning, it may need to be replaced by a professional.

What to Do If Your Temperature Gauge is High

If your temperature gauge is reading high, it means your car is overheating. This is a very serious matter and you should never drive an overheating car. If your car starts to overheat, shut off the air conditioner and open the windows immediately. If this does not reduce the overheating, turn on the heater as high as it can go. If this still doesn't work, pull over on the side of the road, turn off the engine, open the hood carefully, and wait until the vehicle cools down. Never open the radiator cap while the engine is hot - coolant can spray and burn you. Once the vehicle has cooled, take the car to a mechanic right away so they can diagnose the problem. Cars are especially susceptible to overheating in hot climates, like what's common in cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, or Atlanta.
The temperature gauge is an important tool in your vehicle that shows the temperature of your engine's coolant. Contact YourMechanic and have your car inspected for overheating if it reads too high, as this can cause serious problems...

Reasons the Temperature Gauge Reads Cold

On most vehicles, the temperature gauge reads cold until the engine has run for a few minutes. If the temperature gauge still reads cold after the engine has warmed up, the gauge may simply be broken. Another reason the temperature gauge could read cold is if the thermostat in the vehicle stays open. With the thermostat stuck open, the engine can be overcooled, causing a low temperature reading. If this is the case, the thermostat may need to be replaced.

Oct 28, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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Ford bantam rocam 1.6i 2006 temperature high but water is not boiling. Is one of the sensors faulty and where is all sensing units installed?


you might have an air lock in the water system.
start the car leave the cap off put you bower on hot and leave for 10-15 mins if should get the air lock out

Apr 19, 2014 | 2006 Ford Bantam 1.6i

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On a 2000 toyota celica gt, the engine will overheat when driving only, what can cause this?


Have you checked the engine temperature when the gauge shows fully high if it is true message and not lying and the problem is the temperature gauge? Since this happened stop the car open the bonnet touch the radiator hoses and even with off running engine touch the vents of the radiator to all surface and see it the temperature is everywhere the same.

Sep 15, 2012 | 2001 Toyota Celica

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Fan stays on for a few minutes and overheating


firstly the the fan will stay on for few time(cooling fan).And its not the thermostat climb its the high temperature indication at the intrumental pannel cluster meter if the temperature indication is too high than there will b any problem in ur car related to overheating may b the coolent leakage or the thermostat valve not working properly

May 24, 2012 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

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Temperature needle stays on the hot , have changed temperature sensor but it still stays on the hot and the engine is not overheating or leaking anything..what is making it stay on the hot


replace the thermostat,, and make sure that the fan engages , just because the fluids don't boil over doesn't mean the temp isn't to high, if your saying that the temp gauge is stuck on the hot setting, and doesn't move even when the car is cold,, thats a different problem,, if thats the case whats the make , model , and year

Sep 11, 2011 | Ford Thunderbird Cars & Trucks

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Temperature guage goes to high, but it doesn't appear that the van is overheating (no steam/fluid leaking) Radiator & thermostat were recently replaced. Guage will jump to high when idle, but...


FLUSH RADIATOR, HEATER CORE AND ENGINE BLOCK.ADD 50 / 50 ANTIFREEZE AND WATER ALSO REPLACE RADIATOR PRESSURE CAP.IF TEMPERATURE GAUGE STILL STAY HIGH THE ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR COULD BE FAULTY.

Aug 21, 2011 | 1996 Ford Econoline

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Change water pump, thermostat ,radiator but truck still hits 240 on highway but stays at 215 at idle. why am I hitting such HI TEMP ON HIGHWAY BUT NOT AT IDLE?


SOUND LIKE COOLING FAN CLUTCH BAD. CHECK FAN CLUTCH SHOULD HAVE RESISTANCE WHEN YOU TRY TURNING FAN BY HAND WHEN ENGINE HOT.IF NOT COOLING FAN CLUTCH FAULTY.

Dec 10, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Ram

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