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Author Topic: Temperature gauge problem  (Read 4286 times)

Offline scottgunn88

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Temperature gauge problem
« on: May 28, 2015, 09:24:24 PM »
My 2001 Galaxy temperature gauge gets to 90 degrees, sits there for a bit then suddenly drops to the bottom then comes back up after a couple on minutes. Does anyone know what the problem could be.
Thanks.

Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Temperature gauge problem
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 11:59:53 PM »
The most likely culprit will be the coolant temperature sensor which I think lives in one of the coolant pipes in the vicinity of the radiator.

I assume the coolant level is ok and other than the dodgy temperature gauge the vehicle runs normally without issue?
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Re: Temperature gauge problem
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 03:10:39 AM »
The coolant temperature sensor on the PD engines is located at the rear of the cylinder head right hand side when looking under the bonnet, look at the link below.
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With a faulty sensor you may have noticed a rise in the idle speed when the gauge is showing cold even though the engine is hot.
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Re: Temperature gauge problem
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 12:34:41 PM »
The sensor I was thinking of in the coolant pipe close to the radiator is for the fan, not the temperature gauge! I stand corrected.
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Re: Temperature gauge problem
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 05:50:52 PM »
Will check them when the weather is better. Thanks.

 

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