RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: Check Engine Light with temp gauge H on 2004 Hyundai Accent

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
My husband has a Hyundai Accent 2004. We brought it to a mechanic due to the check engine light. They replaced the spark plugs, but the light still comes on once in awhile. But, today as he drove it to work, the temp. gauge shot up to H after driving it in less than 10 miles. What could be wrong??? I'd like to have an idea before I take it in again.
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
| |
Overheating could be many things, stuck thermostat, major cooling system leak, but definitely not a good idea to drive the car if it gets hot, you could do more serious and expensive damage. What were the previous codes stored (they would have looked like P0303, P0301, ect....) A scan tool is required to retrieve the codes stored in the computer of your car and the codes found would indicate what to investigate. Hyundai as a car manufacturer put a lot of free technical information and workshop manuals on line for Hyundai owners. Check out lots of great information.
Find Out Why Your Check Engine Light Is On
Didn't find what you were looking for?