Mechanics

TEMPERATURE LIGHT BLINKS INTERMITTENTLY WITH COLD STARTUP

Chevrolet Impala

I have a 1998 VW Golf GL 4 cyl. 2.0. When I start the car up cold, usually when the morning air is frigid, I often get a blinking red temperature light on the dashboard. The engine temperature appears to be working fine, going from cold to warm (middle hash mark on the gauge). When I turn the car off and restart it again, it does not reappear. Another thing that I noticed, I hope that it's not my imagination, is that I am picking up a faint smell of antifreeze, The car, although, does not overheat. What's your suggestion?
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Freedom59
January 9, 2006.




If the gauge reads ok then you might need a new temp switch/sender

Tiny
Jack42
Feb 10, 2006.


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