1995 Taurus, 3.0L, 123,000 miles -
Thought the car was running fine until I went to get an emissions test. They told me NOx levels too high. The "internet" says that means engine running "hot".
Talked to my dad and he says it could be a number of things. I ruled out most based on how the car was running. The only issue I had was that I had to add coolant a few weeks ago - but I didn't check it when I bought the car in Feb so I chalked it up to normal usage.
I ruled out the thermostat because the temp guage on car was always stable on the cool side of the guage. Until today, when I let the car run in the garage for a few minutes while listening to a song. I watched the temp guage climb above the halfway point and I figure it would have continued to climb if I didn't shut off the car.
Checked the coolant level just in case and it was a little lower - it was noticeable but still above the minumum level. Now I am worried I have a bigger problem. Is this a thermostat issue or something worse? How do I get the engine temp down?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 12th, 2007 AT 2:29 PM