I've found a technical service bulletin on overheating, well what looks like overheating. The bulletin addresses a new gauge and temperature sensor (faulty sensor has "A3" stamped on the temp sensor). It states the sensor and gauge characteristics can create sensitive gauge indication ( like what appears to be overheating). It could be overheating so you may need to verify it really is overheating with an infrared thermometer at the temp sensor area.
The bulletin reference number is 95-18-5 "temp gauge fluctuating/inaccurate high readings".
How does the engine run when it is cold? Does it run much better or normal? But when it warms up it starts to stall and create popping noises?
Saturday, September 14th, 2013 AT 12:00 AM