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My temp gaue does stay cold not hot over not red JA: Sometimes

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my temp gaue does stay cold not hot over not red
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Toyota. The Toyota Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Temperatue does stay cold but not hot
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing try to find out things
JA: Is there anything else the Toyota Mechanic should be aware of about your Toyota?
Customer: temperatue gauge does stay cold but hot
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
hell, thanks for posting your questionDoes the temp gauge stay down on cold all the time or does it move at all?
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
What year and model is it and is it a 4 cylinder or V6 engine?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
4 cylinder I got gas 3 days ago ok now my Temp gaue does stay cold
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it was fine not doing this before I got gas
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
What I'm going to try is to get to the engine temperature sending unit then disconnect the wire going to it and ground it, then see if the gauge goes up. Do you know where the temp sending unit is on this engine?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I start the car let you know
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Ok, keep me posted.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
vsc off check eng light on
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i need to change my oil
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
on the gauge its does!t stay down by cold up close to red but not red
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Ok so the engine is overheating and the check engine light is on, I still need to know what year it is and what model toyota.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Year 2010
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
2010
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
2010 what, camry, truck, corolla, which model??
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
2010. Corolla
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok so whats the problem
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Thanks, ***** *****'m going to ask you is to drive it to an autoparts store like Autozone , O Reilly or Pep Boys and ask then to connect their computer to find out why the check engine light is on, they do this for free, ask them to give you the trouble code numbers then let me know what they are so I can start helping you fix this.