Temperature gauge not working

Tiny
LATINOHEA
  • 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES

I have a 2008 chevy malibu LT. The temp guage stays at cold and my air conditioner when on blows hot air. What can be the problem

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 6:06 AM

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Tiny
JSIERRA
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The a/c and the coolant gauge for some reason are related because I have been having the same problem for over a year. The coolant gauge sometimes marks at the C and then the a/c starts to blow warm air. If this problems stays on long enough the engine light turns on. And then when it wants to the coolant gauge marks correctly then the A/C starts to work properly. I have had the temp gauge changed twice but that IS NOT the problem.

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 AT 5:04 PM
Tiny
JSIERRA
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It's me again, so after along time of dealing with this issue finally fed up because Monday it was 95 and hot as heck, and the coolant gauge and a/c wouldnt work. So I had the ECT sensor replaced and the thermostat, which I dont think it was the thermostat because I have had that replaced twice already, but anyhow its working. They didnt read the codes because honestly Ive had the codes read before and that didnt get the problem fixed. I read on another forum about the ECT sensor and thermostat so thats why I had both changed. A/C and gauge are working properly so I am a happy little camper now. For now anyway!

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013 AT 2:52 PM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

Best, Ken

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
DEESA469
  • 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 115,000 MILES

I have the same issue. Temp gauge will be working fine then all of a sudden it drops to cold. If its summer the AC will not work if winter the heat will not work. Once the gauge is back to normal when it finally goes back into service the air/heat will work again. Also, after a while of the temp gauge being on cold the check engine light will come on and once the gauge kicks back in service for some time the light will go off. I have had the thermostat changed twice and the EGR? Changed as well. It still happens after some time. Any suggestions of what this might be?

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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It sounds like a wire is shorting out best to have a local pro look at this for this specific problem.

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
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PHISH336
  • 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 133,000 MILES

Got stuck in the snow was trying to get our and my fuel and temp gauges stop working warning lights also any ideas. Thanks

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Could be a connectin at the cluster, bad cluster or a bad body control module

Roy

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BLAND269
  • 2004 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 147,258 MILES

Late last summer, I was backing out of a parking space and ran over a huge concrete block that was covering a tiny hole in the lot. I burst my radiator and also did more unknown damage that caused my gas and temperature gauge to stop working. Also, none of the lights on the dashboard comes on either. I replaced the condenser and radiator but when I tried to get my air recharged it would not go in. I have no idea what to do to fix my car so it will be back to normal.

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Heck for blown fuses under hood and damaged wiring due to running over block

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
EMAN1
  • 2003 CHEVROLET MALIBU

Electrical problem
2003 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 89000 miles

my gas and temp gauges stop working. What is the fix

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
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M_H_RITZEL
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Test the fuses and connections.

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
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MARGARET STAPLES
  • 2003 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 801,000 MILES

I have a 2003 Chevy Malibu and my power windows, heat, rear defrost, radio, gas gauge and temp. Gauge are not working

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
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FIXITMR
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All of a sudden or 1 by 1 over time?

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MARGARET STAPLES
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It happened all of a sudden. Everything was working and went out the next morning to go to store and I noticed I had no gas. Thought someone stole it then realized that there was no heat or anything else.

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 10:28 AM (Merged)
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Check all fuses including the ones under the hood.

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