The sensor can not make it run hot, but it can be reading wrong. If you are sure it is overheating, make sure the coolant is properly flowing in the radiator. Make sure none of the hoses are collapsed. NOTE: Do not open the radiator when the engine is hot. If all appears good, with the engine cold, remove the radiator cap and start the engine. If coolant shoots out, chances are you have a bad head gasket.
Let me know what you find.
Friday, December 9th, 2011 AT 2:33 AM