Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 07:24:52 -0800
Reply-To: Mike Miller <mwmiller@CWNET.COM>
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From: Mike Miller <mwmiller@CWNET.COM>
Subject: Re: Need advice please....
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Sometimes the temp shown changes because a ground or another connection in
the circuit has changed. Worked that way on mine anyway.
On 11/21/03 7:02 AM, "Dan Haydon" <DanHaydon@CORNERSTONESOFTWARE.COM> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've posted in the past regarding my 91 GL and how all of the sudden it began
> to both heat up quicker than usual and maintain a higher operating temperature
> (right above the led light) . So far I've taken it to 2 mechanics and the
> problem persists. I've replaced the t-stat, checked the radiator for blockage,
> and flushed/bled the coolant system. The fan is working fine too.
> The last mechanic said he checked the coolant reservoir for escaped gases and
> did not seem to think that this is the problem. I find that hard to believe
> though, since I can't think of any other reason why "all of the sudden" my van
> heats up quickly and maintains a higher temp. I'm not leaking coolant and
> other than this the motor sounds good...
> My questions are these: Is it plausible that all of the sudden my temp gauge
> would start behaving differently to make it look as if I'm running hotter?
> and, does anyone else out there with a newer van experience a quick heat-up,
> then operate on the high end of the coolant temp sensor? I've heard that maybe
> a new expansion cap fixes things of this nature.....
> I am at a loss for what to do and would hate to have to drive the Vanimal off
> a cliff....please help!!!
> Dan Haydon
> Denver, CO
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