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Dave Nova, Buick Technician
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My temp gage is not working and coolent hot light is on and

Customer Question

my temp gage is not working and coolent hot light is on and my car slows down and acceleration slows down however when I pull over and lift the hood my car is not running hot at akl
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: no problems there
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: Buick Randevous 2002
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: water pump is new, thermostat is new and fan Sinsor is new
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 12 days ago.

Hello, how long do you have to drive before the overheat warning light comes on?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
maybe 1 or 2 miles. not far at all
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 12 days ago.

Does the coolant level get low?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
no
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 12 days ago.

When the overheating light is on, are the radiator fans running?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 12 days ago.

Do you have a scan tool to check the coolant temp sensor reading?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
can I just disconnect something for the time being . I know the car is not running hot but I need to atleast be able to drive it to repair shop
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I want to unhook this gage or whatever so I can still drive the car
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 12 days ago.

If you discnnect the coolant temp senspr or guage it can prevent the cooling fans from coming on.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
how do I fix this temporarily so I can get it to shop for repair
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 12 days ago.

You can disconnect the coolant temp sensor temporarily and drive straight to the shop. Just make sure fans are coming on when needed before you drive it on the road.

Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 12 days ago.

DO you have any other questions?