2001 RENAULT MEGANE

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  • milee
  • 2001 Renault Megane

Engine Cooling problem
2001 Renault Megane 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 119000 miles

Hi,
My car is showing a lot higher temperature on dashboard than real one is. Fan is working correctly, level of water is OK. I have measured the temperature by laser and it shows 95 (+-2)C on thermostat or engine block, but on the dashboard scale is almost in " red".
I have also measured the temperature in driving by the laptop, and it didn't go over 97C (going uphill)- the scale was in very high (red) position again.
The charge voltage on battery is about 14.1V
Do you have any idea what should I do?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 6:56 PM

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  • ImpalaSS
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Hello

I don't have access to a auto manual for that type of car. However, if it is like any other, I would think it would have a temp sensor for the cooling system. I would look near the thermostat housing.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 7:30 PM
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  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

If you are sure that the engine temp is with in normal range, I would be changing the coolant temp sender first, as it may be sending a false reading.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 7:31 PM

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