Customer: Hi Daryl, my name is ***** *****. I have an '07 Chrysler Pacifica
3.8. after 30 miles of driving with lights and heater on, the temp. gauge pegs and red lightning bolt comes on, but engine
is not hot. I've replaced 2 temp. sensors, 2 thermostats
and put in a new alternator. When driving w/out lights and heater on, this doesn't happen. What could the problem be?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: As long as you don't use all the electronics, the car runs fine. It runs fine even when this warning comes on, but the heat doesn't work because the fans are running to cool. I've even pulled and put my hand right on motor, and it's not hot. The temp gauge is pegged at HOT.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $16) to post your type of question to Chrysler Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. We can help you for less if you're not in a rush. Are you willing to wait a bit?
Customer: Not in a rush
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