Because of your help, my air bag system is operating correctly, thanks again. Now as I said earlier here is the problem that I am having with my 98 Chevy Express Van that no one can figure out. It get's terrible gas mileage now. It used to get 14 to 15 on the highway now it gets about 10, and worse when we pull our camper. One day while driving I noticed that the temp gauge was reading about 150deg. After it was warmed up. Knowing that the temp controls the fuel mixture thru the computer I started looking at the thermostat and sensors to get it back in range (which should be 198 or so). I replaced the thermostat with a new 198 that didn, t fix it it would go to temp until the thermo opened up and then fall back down to 150deg. So I changed 1 of the 2 temp sensors. The one on the driver side head (it has a pigtail wire). It didn't seem to fit correctly(the pig tail wasn't long enough, however I installed it any way. Low and behold the temp gauge went up to 225. Wow, to hot, so now I don't know if the engine is actually overheating. I suspected it was the wrong part, which it was, after some investigating I returned it. Put the correct one in, back to 150 deg. There is 1 more temp sensor located on the thermostat housing so I replaced it, still no luck. That is where I am stopped, All sensors are new, new thermo, even a new radiator (had a leak) and still reads 150 after reaching full operating temp. Am I missing something? We don't drive it much because it eats gas. I'll add 2 more things, after I installed the first temp sensor ( the incorrect one) I did drive it for a while and the gas mileage did go back to the 14mpg that we were getting, also at one point I had taken off the thermostat housing for some reason and the ground wire for the temp sensor broke, I replaced it (just the end) with a crimp style connector. I don't know when or why this problem started but nobody that I've talked to can figure it out, and it's killing my wallet. I know this is a long letter but the more info you have the better chance you have of coming up with an answer. Any help would be appreciated.
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 12:09 PM