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Old 12-03-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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Question '95 SE help needed.

Hello everyone, I'm new to the site. Been lurking on and off for a bit but since my Bonne is acting up now finally registered. Thanks in advance for any help and/or tips!!!

I have a '95 SE and am in need of any help I can get. My check engine light is on and every once in a while the check guages light will light up along with the audible tone. Scanner said something about an overheating issue (honestly don't remember exact wording). As I was watching the engine temp on the scanner it shot up to 365 degrees and right back down to 195 in about 2 seconds. At the same time the check guages light lit up with the tone. During this the dash guage never read higher than 200. (slightly below 200).

I replaced the temp sensor today figuring that might be the culprit. No dice, still has same issue. Is it possible the guage cluster is going bad and will a bad cluster cause the check engine light and check guages light to come on?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Check your coolant level. Almost sounds like air in the system. Also check the plug on the sensor, make sure it'* clean and seated correctly. Check to make sure the coolant is moving freely threw the radiator.
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Coolant level is full, plug for sensor was fine but replaced as a precaution. As for coolant moving freely will check in a few.
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There'* very little that can cause this, a bad sensor is high on my list but wanted to check teh easy stuff first. 365* is extreamly high. If all looks good then replace sensor
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