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If the arrow on temperature gage is between 1/4 and 1/2 is this a problem ?

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No, engine will be fine, as long as it don't get to the red (over heating ), then it needs to be checked out.

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Engine temp gauge not reading and ac will not turn on due to engine hot warning, diognostics say its a sensor, need to know which one and can i do it myself?2003 saturn vue


What diognostics say its a sensor ?????? No diagnostic's ever tell's you it's a sensor . You as a technician would need to prove that by testing electrical circuits , viewing coolant temp sensor . Hooking scan tool and trying to command the gauge with by directional control . The temp gauge not showing any temp. ? No movement ? Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Inaccurate or InoperativeStep Action
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Schematic Reference: Instrument Cluster Schematics
1
Did you perform the Instrument Cluster Diagnostic System Check?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Instrument Cluster
2
Install a scan tool.
Turn the ignition ON, with the engine OFF.
With the scan tool, perform the Lamp and Gauge Check in the IPC Special Functions list.
Does the engine coolant temperature gage move up and down when commanded?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
Go to Step 3
3
Replace the IPC. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 4
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4
Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2
Would hate for you to replace the coolant temp sensor an find out that's not the problem ! Does the vehicle start an run good ,trans mission shift good ? If so it's not the coolant temp sensor .
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
The ECM sends coolant temperature as determined by the coolant temperature sensor to the BCM via CAN serial data. The IPC displays the engine coolant temperature with the gage when the BCM sends a class 2 message to the IPC indicating coolant temperature percentage. The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to cold (0°) or below if:
• The ECM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.
• The IPC detects a loss of class 2 communications with the BCM.
• The BCM detects a loss of CAN communications with the ECM.

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Left side panel has a red blinking box with an arrow showing down to the temperature Gage what is this


your owners manual should be able to show and explain all the icons on your vehicle.

Nov 27, 2015 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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Where is the tempature guage sensor


The temperature gauge sensor as you call is for more then just the temperature gauge . The temp. sensor is an input to the PCM -engine computer ! If it were bad you would have drivability problems , the transmission would not shift correctly an the check engine light would more then likely be lit .
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
The IPC displays the engine coolant temperature as determined by the PCM. The body control module (BCM) receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the engine coolant temperature. The BCM converts the engine coolant temperature into a percent gage deflection. The IPC receives a message from the BCM via the serial peripheral interface (SPI) indicating the requested gage position. The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to 38?°C (100?°F) or below if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.


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The BCM detects a loss of class 2 communications with the PCM.


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The IPC detects a loss of SPI communications with the BCM.


Your gauge is more suspect then the sensor . gm had a problem with stepper motors that control the pointer for the gauge !

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The temperature gauge in my 2007 Chev Equinox... is up passed the red section... all the way up to the temperature icon. My car is not overheating. What can be done to fix this? How safe is it to drive...


Its probably the gage itself. A quick stop by a Dealership and they can check the instrument cluster gage by gage. For free maybe! If not the gage, could be the engine temperature sensor.
As long as the engine is NOT overheating, you can still drive it.

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Temperature gages bouncing from normal temperature to overheating temperature. Causing check gages light to go on and off with it. Check engine light not on. Prendergastdan19@gmail.com


CHECK GAGES LIGHT IS NOT GOOD OLNY OIL PROBLEM OR RADIATOR PROBLEM WILL SET THAT OFF CHECK ANTIFREEZE DON;T LET IT OVER HEAT THE INTAKE GASKET AND HEAD GASKETS WILL START LEAKING CHECK FOR OIL IN ANTIFREEZE AND ANTIFREEZE IN OIL IF ITS PRESENT YOU;VE GOT BLOWEN GASKETS GOOD LUCK

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What is the check gauges light


CHECK GAGES light (1) indicates a potential engine failure(low oil pressure, low coolant, coolant overheating) has occurred.
· Check gages and shut down engine. Gages should read as follows: Oil pressure 5 to 10 psi (34 to 69 kPa) at idle; Water Temp gage below 230 degrees (110 C).
· Check engine oil level (Para 2-11) if OIL PRESS gage indicates low reading. Check coolant level (Para 2-11) if Water Temp gage indicates high reading. Notify Unit Maintenance if levels are low.

If CHECK ENGINE light (2) is on, check engine oil pressure gage (3) and water temperature gage (4). If both indicate normal, proceed with mission and then notify Unit Maintenance. If either one does not indicate normal, stop engine immediately and notify Unit Maintenance


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Temperature gage not working,gas,gears gage are ok.


located the temp sending unit check that its pluged in, if it is unplug it and ground the wire to something metal (with the switch on) and see if the gauge moves if it does then your temp sending unit is bad and needs replaced

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2001 Pontiac Montana Temperature Gage and Fuel Gage malfunction


sending unit or float in gas tank, check if any broken wires or well plugged in and then check the float for the gas.

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ENGINE COOLANT SYSTEM NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY


1. Check the level you filled the coolant to...If you overfilled it this will happen. 2.  Did you add the correctly diluted antifreeze? 3. Check to be sure the radiator is unobstructed

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