Engine Over Heat

Tiny
JKS1970
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
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  • 165,000 MILES
The car temp gets extremely high with the temp light on as over heating when the heat is on and the blower is on high.
As soon as I turn the blower off then on low, the temp drastically reduces to "normal" per my gauges.
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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 AT 7:09 AM

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Tiny
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Is the engine actually getting that hot? If not, I think there is a ground issue causing excessive power to get to the gauge. Check body grounds.
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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 AT 7:37 AM
Tiny
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Honestly don't know if the engine is getting that hot. I'm just going off my gauges and temp light on. As soon as I turn the heat off, light goes off and gauge temp drops to normal.
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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 AT 7:40 AM
Tiny
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It doesn't sound like it is actually overheating, My guess is there is a ground issue or there is a short to power that is allowing power to come and go and causing the issue with the temp gauge under those circumstances.
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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 AT 9:59 AM

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