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Hi Patty, Terry Cruz had recommended you for some quick auto advice(I work with her). This afternoon I was on my way home and hit the service station. Came out and started the car, the temp gauge was about mid level and I just sort of went.."hmm". It went right back down once driving...then the Low Coolant light came on. Got home and let the car cool ...
I have a 2000 Chevy Suburban, 132000 miles. Service engine light stays on after being taken to shop four times. Purchased it in January, service engine light came on 3 hours later. they have had to replace transmission pump, replace spark plugs, they say they replace o2 sensor, but it still comes on. I started using the ac 2 weeks ago, now my coolant is ...
My car was serviced recently and the coolant temperature sensor and the coolant level sensor were changed to new ones. When I drive the temp gauge still shows running hot and goes all the way red and sometimes beeps. As I drive it goes up and down especially at stop lights where I put it in neutral then it does not move.
I have a 1996 GMC Suburban. The temperature gauge seems to be malfunctioning. After only about 5 minutes of driving the temp gauge will shoot up and then shoot back down. It will shoot up to the red zone, stay there for a minute or so and then rocket back down to below normal. Even though the gauge shoots into the red zone, the truck never over heats. Never ...
Hi I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, now that warmer weather is here, the temp gauge keeps going up into or close into the red zone. My CarMd says everything checks out ok and there is enough of coolant in my reserve. This also happens when I put the air conditioner on. whats the deal? thx.
I have noticed some wispy steam coming from my radiator; my overflow looks like the level is ok - although it is pink in color and is not anti/freeze green? My temp gauge stays in the normal range. Would a radiator flush be helpful?
I have a 1998 ford contour that over heated 2 days ago. The low coolant light was on, the check engine light was on and the Temperature gauge was all the way past the red. I replaced the fluid and changed the thermostat. The engine light went off and so did the low coolant light but for some reason the temp gauge does not move. I heard there is a switch ...

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