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2005 Chevrolet Impala Question: My temperature gauge hasn't been working for several months.

 

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fdrochoa, Arcadia, CA, August 11, 2011, 08:03
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My mechanic says its not overheating but is probably a sensor or the gauge itself. He doesn't seem to want to find out which. How do I find out why it isn't working.

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    dandd August 11, 2011, 10:21
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    Best to use a scanner to see the actual sensor reading and then compare that with the gauge reading, in order to isolate where the problem is. I do NOT mean a parts store mini-scan, I mean a real Pro level scan tool that can read the data input-output from you engine and instrument panel, not just codes.
    I recommend going to a shop with Technicians who know this stuff, your mechanic is either lazy or does not know, neither of which is a good situation.

    here are some shops:

    https://repairpal.com/directory?address=91006&car_bra...

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    Fresha May 15, 2012, 21:55
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    FIRE YOUR MECHANNIC FIRST SECOND...WHEN DOES YOUR TEMP COME ON? WHEN DRIVING FOR LONG TIME>?,WHEN YOU FIRST DRIVE IT? OR TRY USING A TOP RATE SCANNER..THAT WILL SOLVE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.

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