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Tempreture gauge/sensor problem

The problem is that the temp gauge goes up to HIGH and put the car in limp mode when i get back long drive a motoray speeds. But it doesnt do it if i drive aronud in traffic all day (in both driving situations the car is running with the gauge in 'normal' range.) Also. coolant and oil is fine, water pump is new and the auto-electrician said that he has replaced sensors, and has check wiring for corrosion and (apparently!!) all is good! ...but this has happen three times so obviously he is missing somthing! So for the last three weekends- I drive 200 ks (round trip) to the coast (and then its fine for the rest of that day) then the next day as soon as start it temp gauge sky-rockets!
No idea what is wrong!!!!!

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If it only goes up to high on long runs at high speed, try checking that the thermostat is in place,the water can be pumped around the engine too fast and is not in the radiator long enoygh to get cool also check that the air flow to the radiator is not obstructed
how long since the radiator was flushed and cleaned?

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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You should have the fan observed. Once the temp hits more than the normal, your fan should turn on. If it does not either the relay is out or the fan needs replacing. The car has 2 fans, one for the AC and the other for the radiator. To test if it is the relay you can swap the AC fan relay with the radiator fan relay. If the radiator fan turns on if it does not. Have the fan replaced.

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Have your radiator flow checked you may have a clogged radiator.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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