WHEN I START MY CAR IN THE MORNING TO LET IT ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2003 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 162,140 MILES

When I start my car in the morning to let it warm up, it never warms up while sitting idle. No matter how long I let it warm up it never does until i've been driving for about 15 minutes. Could this be a problem with the thermostat?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 AT 1:47 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Yes, most likely the thermostat is stuck open or missing. Does the gauge show snything after 5 minutes if engine running?

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 AT 2:50 PM
  • Tiny
  • Amyoneal
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When it's sittin still the gauge does not move, but after driving for about 10 minutes it starts to move

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 AT 2:59 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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This might be electrical instead of temperature problem. It could be the gague that is causing the problem.

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 AT 5:00 PM

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