TEMPERATURE GOES UP AND DOWN

  • Tiny
  • elcostis
  • 1998 Peugeot 206

As I start driving the car the cooling fan comes on and the temperature gauge goes to red and the "STOP" sign appears. After a few seconds the gauge drops back to normal and the fan stops. Then again after 1-2 minutes the same thing happens.
Any advice!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 10:43 AM

3 Answers

  • Tiny
  • DrCranknWrench
  • Expert
  • 3,458 posts

There are several components that will cause overheating;

Radiator cap
Thermostat
Leaks in Radiator hoses, coolant, heater and by-pass hoses.
Leaks in radiator or corrosion
Cooling fan(s) not working
Head gasket.

Also, the catalityc converter can clog and cause overheating

Below is a URL for a walk through to insoect, test and determine the source of over-heating issues;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 11:30 AM
  • Tiny
  • elcostis
  • Member

Can it be the Electronic Coolant Temperature Sensor or the relays in the Cooling Fan?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 11:52 AM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
  • Expert
  • 19,808 posts

It could be any of those things. Your first step should be to measure the actual engine temp with a laser thermometer to find out if it's really getting hot or just getting false temp readings.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 1:10 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Similar Questions