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Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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Temp gauge in 98 pontiac wont work is there a fuse for it


Hi Tammie, Is the coolant level low ? If not , The engine coolant level switch grounds the indicator with the coolant level in the coolant reservoir below the minimum recommended level. The engine coolant level indicator module is on the right side of the radiator just down below from the radiator cap !
Low Engine Coolant Indicator Always On

Step

Action

Value(s)

Yes

No

1

  1. Disconnect the engine coolant level indicator module connector.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.

Is the low coolant warning indicator ON?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Step 5

2

Inspect for a short to ground in CKT 68.

Does a short to ground in CKT 68?
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Go to Step 3
Go to Step 4

3

  1. Repair the short to ground in CKT 68.
  2. Inspect the system.

Is the repair complete?
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System OK
--

4

  1. Replace the instrument cluster. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement .
  2. Inspect the system.

Is the repair complete?
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System OK
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5

  1. Replace the engine coolant level indicator module. Refer to Coolant Level Module Replacement in Engine Cooling.
  2. Inspect the system.

Is the repair complete?

Feb 01, 2015 | 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Check engine light on and coolant leak


Get it into a shop,so they can check the codes,
as a result of the check light issue

The coolant leak is obvious
Repair the coolant system,all of it

The vehicle is 13 years old

You can work on it for weeks, if you like
to get all repairs & preventative maintenance
caught up

Jul 04, 2014 | 2001 Ford Expedition

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Water only in radiator?


You can't afford any repairs your done,you answered you
own question

What ever leaks needed to be repair immediately

All vehicles require the proper coolant & at least a 50/50
mix

Never heard of all coolant

If you run only water you will ruin the system,doesn't mater where you live

Nov 24, 2012 | Saab 900 Cars & Trucks

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Is it ok to put water in the coolant compartment ?


Only in an emergency situation. Each different vehicle is designed to take a certain type and quantity of coolant that is particular to your local climate and environment. You should only put water in place of coolant if you have carried out an emergency repair to the system so that you can get to a qualified mechanic to carry out full and complete repairs who will then flush the system and put in the appropriate type and amount of cololant for your vehicle.

Oct 08, 2012 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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2001 Ford Taurus losing coolant through reservoir cap.


try to run the engine while the cup is removed, and check if there are any bubbles formed, it could be that the cylinder head gasket is burnt

Oct 02, 2012 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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Heater only blows cod air even when engine is warm. changed thermostat. doesnt fog up ad smell like haeter core.


Your car's heater is a life saver in cold weather. Before attempting to repair your car heater, you should understand how your heater system works. First, on this page is an explanation of how the car heater system functions, further down the page are some pointers on heater system trouble-shooting. To warm the passenger cabin of your car, the heating system makes use of excess heat from the engine internal combustion process. A car's engine, in fact, when in operation produces so much excess heat that if the excess heat is not removed, it would destroy the engine. It is your car's cooling system that removes that dangerous excess heat. Some of the excess heat is released through the exhaust. Most of the excess heat is absorbed by a circulating liquid coolant, which is a mix of water and antifreeze. The heated liquid coolant is carried from the engine through hoses to the radiator, which transfers the heat from the coolant to the outside air. That heat transfer lowers the temperature of the liquid coolant, which is then circulated back to the engine to absorb excess heat again. Whereas the radiator is located at the car front grill, the unit that transfers heat to the passenger cabin is located inside the dashboard. This unit is something of a mini-radiator and is referred to as the heater core. Heated liquid coolant circulates through tubes in the heater core and a heater fan blowing across those tubes, as well as through little fins encasing the tubes, directs warm air through heating vents into the passenger cabin. Because your car's heating system works off of its cooling system, heating system malfunctions are often caused by problems in the cooling system. The heater core in your car is similar to the radiator in the front of your car; in fact it looks like a small radiator. The difference is the heater is mounted inside the car and air is blown through the fins of the core. The heater hoses transfer engine coolant from the engine to the heater core, this allows the heat from the engine coolant to be utilized and warm the passenger compartment. When a heater stops functioning determine what type of failure has occurred to execute a repair. We have listed the most common problems below:
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Heater Core
Troubleshooting Procedure
  • Step 1: Check Engine Coolant Level - Most cars have coolant reservoirs with opaque white plastic tanks and measuring lines allowing you to see if the coolant is at the recommended level. Coolant expands when heated, and for that reason, most coolant reservoirs have a Full-Cold and a Full-Hot line. If there is too little coolant in the reservoir, you should be alerted to the possibility that there could be a leak somewhere in your car's cooling system. Remove the reservoir cap and add coolant to the Full-Cold line, if a very short time after you refill the coolant reservoir the coolant level is low, there is a leak in your car's cooling system. Engine coolant is used to heat the heater core and if the vehicle is low on coolant the heater core will stop working. The heater cannot produce heat due to the lack of heat from the engine coolant. Even if the engine is not over heating the coolant level can still be low. Inspect the engine coolant level in the coolant reservoir tank; coolant level should be between the hot and cold marks. Always check the coolant level when the vehicle is cold, preferably over night. Check for engine coolant leaks and repair as needed, then refill with coolant and recheck the system.
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    Radiator Cap
  • Step 2: Inspect Heater Control Valve - The heater control valve is used to shut off hot coolant from entering the core when the heater is in the off position. A heater control valve can be actuated by either a vacuum line or a cable from the vacuum heater control valve to the heater core. This hose should be warm; if not the heater control valve is stuck and needs to be replaced. After the repair has been made refill the coolant level and recheck system.
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    Heater Control Valve
  • Step 3: Check Vacuum Feed - Most heater systems are operated by engine vacuum. This vacuum is used to actuate servos to move the temperature adjustment doors inside the heater plenum. If engine vacuum is not present the heater will not operate properly. To test for this condition remove the vacuum feed line from one of the vacuum servos. With the vacuum feed line removed insert a vacuum test gauge. If no vacuum is present, open the hood and inspect all small vacuum lines from the engine to the firewall and repair as needed. If a hissing noise is present under the dash when the engine is running a vacuum leak exists and must be repaired to restore heater function.
  • Trouble Shoot Heater/Air Conditioner Blower Motor. An electrical motor is used to push air through the heater and air conditioner system. If this electric motor fails it will not force air through the system. Ground a test light lead to a good ground source, like a metal brace under the dash, seat mount bolt or under hood brace. Turn the key to the on position; check the fuse in the heater or blower motor fuse panel with a test light. Then lightly touch the service port at the top of the fuse on both sides. If the test light illuminates on both sides of the fuse, the fuse is ok and working properly. If the fuse lights the test light on one side it is blown and needs to be replaced. fuse_panel.jpg
    Power Distribution Center
    If you are unsure of the location of the heater fuse consult a repair manual. If the fuse condition is ok, position the blower speed to the highest setting. Connect the ground end of the test light to a known ground source. Then probe both ground and power feed wires of the fan motor. The test light should illuminate on only one of the wires (fan motor failed). If the test light illuminates on both wires the ground source has shorted. If neither of the wires illuminate the power source is shorted. To trouble shoot this style of problem a wiring schematic is needed.

Jan 12, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet S-10

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My 2005 cadillac cts leaks coolant when idling for more than a few minutes after it is warm.


Try to add the recommended coolant sealant from the dealer. If this doesn't work then mechanical repair will be required.

For instance, I have a 1997 Cadillac Deville Limousine that I acquired, and it was leaking antifreeze through the o-ring of the water pump. Replacing the water pump was indicated and did so. But, after that the head gasket was leaking as indicated by a miss and fog coming out of the tailpipe. I repaired that problem by adding a $30 can of Bar's Leaks Head Gasket Repair, the kind that doesn't require draining the coolant system. That did the trick, and haven't had a problem since (for 3 months now).

Where is your coolant leaking from? Is the system within normal operating temperature?

Nov 08, 2010 | 2005 Cadillac CTS

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Engine heats up while driving.coolant come out tail pipe


sounds like a blown head gasket. coolant being pushed into combustion chamber and combustion being pushed into the cooling system. combustion gasses pressurizing the coolant system will cause overheating.

Oct 20, 2010 | Chevrolet Venture Cars & Trucks

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Temp gauge reads hot then normal then hot again while driving


Could be:

1. Faulty thermostat
2. Intermittent blockage in the cooling system which is retarding the coolant flow
3. Faulty water pump.
4. Any combination of the above.

Action.
1. Don't drive the vehicle in this condition - except to get it to the nearest repair shop. Running in this condition may cause expensive engine damage - such as a cracked head - from overheating which could cost more to repair than the car is worth.

2. (a)Have the entire cooling system flushed thoroughly. At the same time replace the thermostat with the correct new factory item.

(b)Whilst this is being done have the water pump removed and inspected. It may also be on it's last legs and require replacement. If it needs replacing you have no choice but to do this work as your engine is history if running on a worn out or corroded water pump.

If you cannot do this work yourself then entrust it to a quality automotive repair shop.

Ensure the correct coolant is used in the cooling system when re-filling (refer manufacturer spec) and ensure the system is bled of all air. If it is not bled of air after re-filling you will end up with poor coolant flow, hot spots and potential engine damage.

If your system needs topping up from time to time make sure you use the correct coolant for the vehicle.

Nov 27, 2009 | 1998 Ford Escort

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Coolant leaking engine overheat


check and repair coolant .check thermostat if worn out replace and check the cooling system.

Jul 05, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Durango

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