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Temp indicator #324358 Nov 11, 6:28pm Nov 11, 6:28pm
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Temp indicator
You can see the hidden lines behind the panel if its in the dark. My temp indicator is 1 notch away from the half point where its suppose to be. I took it to the dealer and they say they can put in a new thermastats which will cost $207. They say the problem is that its getting old. I guess I will just have to live with it.

Re: Temp indicator [Re: amtemp] #324359 Nov 11, 6:38pm Nov 11, 6:38pm
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Dear god dont do that. Clean the thermostat and see if that helps. Also Disconnect your battery termials and let the car sit for an hour afterwards. Use a Polishing cloth.


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Re: Temp indicator [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #324360 Nov 11, 9:35pm Nov 11, 9:35pm
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The termostat is on the MAF right?

Re: Temp indicator [Re: amtemp] #324361 Nov 11, 10:56pm Nov 11, 10:56pm
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Re: Temp indicator [Re: isaac] #324363 Nov 12, 2:26am Nov 12, 2:26am
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hmm, so thats the termmastats. So does anyone know what is the temp probe on the MAF is for?

Re: Temp indicator [Re: amtemp] #324364 Nov 12, 5:47am Nov 12, 5:47am
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Just take some fire to the thermastat and see if it opens.

Re: Temp indicator [Re: Teknikal] #324365 Nov 12, 9:55am Nov 12, 9:55am
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^^ that sounds like a good way to damage it. your better off doing the boiling water method.

as for the temp probe on the MAF, it has to do with Intake temperature. Colder air is denser, so there's going to be more of it, requiring more gasoline.

Re: Temp indicator [Re: renfield90] #324366 Nov 12, 11:57am Nov 12, 11:57am
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Reinstalling the alternator after replacing the thermostat is a major PITA. Only two bolts hold it in, and aligning them is hell. thumbsdown

Re: Temp indicator [Re: Blue_Bomber] #324367 Nov 12, 1:27pm Nov 12, 1:27pm
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The funny thing is that the temp indictor was normal until I removed the MAF even though the MAF had nothing to do with the termastats.

Re: Temp indicator [Re: Blue_Bomber] #324368 Nov 12, 1:27pm Nov 12, 1:27pm
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after readin this today... i noticed too that my temp indicator only made it up to the 2nd last notch before the half... I dorve the car for about 1 hour and it didnt past that point.. could it be because itz colder outside and it takes longer for the coolent to heat up?

Re: Temp indicator [Re: Blue_Bomber] #324369 Nov 12, 2:20pm Nov 12, 2:20pm
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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
Reinstalling the alternator after replacing the thermostat is a major PITA. Only two bolts hold it in, and aligning them is hell. thumbsdown
Yeah, I'll vouch for that.


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Re: Temp indicator [Re: amtemp] #324370 Nov 12, 2:22pm Nov 12, 2:22pm
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I still don't understand where your temp indicator is...

Is it where it is in the picture of my dash below? That should be normal when the car has been running for a while.

Are you saying that it's "one notch higher?"

There are two notches higher than the one in the picture below. Both are bad, but one is worse.

How do you know that the problem is with your thermostat and not with your engine coolant mixture/level.

When was the last time you changed it or flushed it?

Please explain, I'm slow.

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Re: Temp indicator [Re: slidr] #324371 Nov 12, 3:23pm Nov 12, 3:23pm
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ooOOooo phew... mines is where yours is... but i thought the one above that was "normal" tongue

Re: Temp indicator [Re: SilverGT604] #324372 Nov 12, 3:53pm Nov 12, 3:53pm
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The temp indicator is above the mileage. And from what the dealer told me, they said that they cant raise it up another notch because it was getting old. So if I wanted a new one so that the indicator will actually go to the half point where it should, then I would have to pay up. Its not really a problem but it just annoys me.

Re: Temp indicator [Re: amtemp] #324373 Nov 12, 3:57pm Nov 12, 3:57pm
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wait.. so whenz it at the half point which is the second last notch.. that is normal??

Re: Temp indicator [Re: SilverGT604] #324374 Nov 12, 4:01pm Nov 12, 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by SilverGT604
ooOOooo phew... mines is where yours is... but i thought the one above that was "normal" tongue
The one above that means you are running hot. The one above that means that you are a dipshit and need to put coolant in, or you have a serious problem with your coolant system/lines.


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Re: Temp indicator [Re: SilverGT604] #324375 Nov 12, 4:02pm Nov 12, 4:02pm
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Originally Posted by SilverGT604
wait.. so whenz it at the half point which is the second last notch.. that is normal??


The halfway point (the point that is in the picture above) is the 3rd from the last point.


Above the halfway point is a hotter point, and above that is a point above the H.


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Re: Temp indicator [Re: SilverGT604] #324376 Nov 12, 4:03pm Nov 12, 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by SilverGT604
ooOOooo phew... mines is where yours is... but i thought the one above that was "normal" tongue


If it is then my thermostat is broken also.


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