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Old 10-18-2006, 09:01 AM   #41
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I would get it tested to see how inaccurate the temp gauge on the dash is.

I had a 95 SSEi that showed me two things. First.. that the gauge was pretty far off. Second..the gauge isn't linear , actual 190 looked like 200, actual 210 looked like 240.
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I would get it tested to see how inaccurate the temp gauge on the dash is.

I had a 95 SSEi that showed me two things. First.. that the gauge was pretty far off. Second..the gauge isn't linear , actual 190 looked like 200, actual 210 looked like 240.
So how do I get it tested? You mean actual temp right? My buddy says he has a thermal gun, would that work?
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Scan tool... you want to know what the PCM actually reads.
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Scan tool... you want to know what the PCM actually reads.
So Can I go somewhere and have that done?

Also i think it reads right, I mean when the gauge gets hot, the fans kick on, so I am assuming that it is getting into the hotter range.

Also, a few weeks ago the gauge read normal, around 180 or so and didn't fluxuate allot..... Just an FYI...... Maybe its a lower intake gasket?
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lower intake gasket shouldn't cause the car to run warm.

I thought my gauge was accurate to a certain degree too.. don't fool yourself. Watch your gauge and see what temps the low fan comes on..then the high.
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lower intake gasket shouldn't cause the car to run warm.

I thought my gauge was accurate to a certain degree too.. don't fool yourself. Watch your gauge and see what temps the low fan comes on..then the high.
Ok so take the car to the shop and have then run the scan. I can do that........
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Update: I had the car scanned and they said it was indeed running hot so i have replaced the heater core and the water pump, this fixed the overheating problem, but it is still getting a SES light..... Same code. Quad driver fault....
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Ok, WHICH Quad Driver?
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Ok, WHICH Quad Driver?
I thought 92 only had one?
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