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Posted by AeroEd [Email] (#582) [Profile/Gallery] (more from AeroEd) on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 10:20:50 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Cntrl-Alt-Delete fixed? it, AeroEd [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 30 Dec 2020 05:37:55
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Went home for lunch, and then back to work. Coming back to work, I noticed that the gauge would only get to about the 1/4 mark. I let it idle in the parking lot, and it started to rise. Less than 5 minutes later and it was around the 3/8 mark, and then started to drop. One of the fans had kicked on and dropped it back to about 1/4 mark.
Temp's only in the mid 30's.
So even though the temp gauge is reading below normal operating temp, the car thinks that it needs to bring on the cooling fan. Is there another temp sensor controlling it? IF so, then I might think that the thermostat is working properly, and there's still a problem with the sensor for the gauge. IF not (which seems more likely), then IF the fan didn't come on during the drive back, perhaps the 'stat is bad, AND there's a sensor problem.
The gauge should around 1/2, right?

Ed

_______________________________________ 2007 9-5 Aero SC [60th] 2005 9-5 Aero (son's) 2005 9-5 Arc (daughter's) 2002 9-5 Aero SW (1st SAAB, taken out by Bambi) 1999 9-5 SE6 SW (brief interim between '02 & '07) 1999 9-5 SE (taken out by daughter on icy rd) ex-2004 9-3 Aero SS (ex-wife's)


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