ENGINE HOT/ AC OFF

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  • tim13813
  • 2007 Pontiac Torrent

My 2007 torrent info center said while driving engine hot / ac off temp gauge shows cold and fan stays running can u help

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 2:55 PM

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  • merlin2021
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Probably the ECT(engine coolant temperature sensor) if it's out of range the cooling will either run all the time, or ot at all. May or may not set a codes. Is sevie engin light on?

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 2:59 PM
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No light on

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 3:01 PM
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  • merlin2021
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Picture shows location it is #1 will be on drivers side on the rear of the head under the master cylinder.

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 3:04 PM
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Didnot fix problem

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 4:55 PM
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First is the car overheating or not? If it is and your gauge is innacurate, replace thermostat, and temp sender for the gauge, if its not and gauge stays on cold replace the sender, and you will need to check if the A/C is on, this will cause the fan to run continuosly. Let me kow if it is or isnt actually overheating.

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 5:04 PM
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  • bruceschiebelbein
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Having the same problem with my 2007 TOrrent. In addition to the engine light coming on. The A/C off. The temp guage does not move. But in very cold weather the vehicle completely shuts down. I need to pull off the bettery cable to re-set before I can start it again. It has happened a couple of times and only in really cold weather.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 7:11 PM
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Iwould suggest at this point, GM(pontiac) may have a PCM update(Flash) to fix this. Check with dealer.

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 AT 7:52 PM

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