the temp gauge goes up to 260f. in just A FEW MINUTES after running but when shutting down the motor for a few minutes the gauge goes to the normal temp at 195f could this be A gauge or temp sensor problem the motor size is A 2.2 ecotech enginealso to note the motor did not seem to be overheating thanks Bing.
temp. gauge problem on 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
by jeff62 in Greenwood, IN on March 04, 2011
ANSWER by BlossomChevrolet , March 05, 2011
Sounds like it could be an issue with a faulty guage. It would be well worth your while however to have a complete diagnostics of the issue because you certainly DO NOT want to risk ruining your engine which overheating can certainly do to it. If you want to visit Blossom Chevrolet's service facility we can do a diagnostics for you and if you visit our website at www.BlossomChevy.com or our Facebook page I have coupons there that might assist you with the costs of the diagnostics and subsequent repairs if needed. Feel free to contact our service department Monday from 7:00am till say 7:45pm or Tuesday thru Friday from 7:00am till 5:45pm and schedule a visit. We do work on most makes and models but if it is other than a GM product and still under warranty I recommend that you visit a franchised dealer for the fix. You may contact our service department by calling Toll-Free 1.877.400.7513 or locally in Indianapolis at 317.357.1121 and asking to speak with one of our service advisors. Best regards, Brian Seifert Business Development Director Blossom Chevrolet 317.357.1121