TEMP GUAGE LIGHT ON AND TEMP IS PAST THE RED ZONE, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

1996 Buick Regal

Tiny

jesseandjules

October, 16, 2011 AT 12:57 AM

We have replaced the radiator, thermostat, and now the coolant sensor today after having problems with the fans not coming on. So after getting the coolant sensor put in the temp gauge is past the red and the temp light is on. The plus of it is now the passenger fan is coming on every few mins. The car is not overheating but the gauge is saying that we are. What did we do wrong?

1 Answer

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

October, 16, 2011 AT 1:01 AM

How do you know it is not overheating? Did you take the temp of the radiator? The gauge may be right. If it is, you may have done damage to the head gaskets.

A scan tool will give you the temp of the coolant to verify. Please do not assume anything here till you can verify what is happening.

Roy

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