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Today I started the car and something with the temp happened
The car had been standing all night and it is like 0C deg.
The temp was a little over the middle. Its like it is stuck there or something.
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

Are you saying that after it sat all night, engine cold the guage is still reading in the middle? If so I think as you said the needle is stuck. Now I have no idea short of pulling the gauges how to remedy that. I would start the vehicle and let it warm up. Perhaps the guage will warm and unstick.
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

I'd move back to Poland.
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

Why is that?
I was btw born in Iceland ;)
To start,

1. It's one giant volcano
2. Its dark most of the winter
3. You can't sleep in the summer b/c its light all the time
4. There are no trees
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

To start,

1. It's one giant volcano
2. Its dark most of the winter
3. You can't sleep in the summer b/c its light all the time
4. There are no trees
I know what you mean.
I am never in Iceland during the summer so that when I regenerate.
You think disconnecting the batteries might help?
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

Did you try starting AND driving the car as suggested earlier?
 

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Did you try starting AND driving the car as suggested earlier?
I started it and drove it. Then shut it down and the needle only wiggled and then was in the same place as before
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

. . either the sensor or the gauge. Any ice in the radiator overflow bottle?

You guys still have more banks than people (another reason to move to Poland!)?
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

thermostat needs to be replaced maybe?
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

Took the car for a drive. The meter went full up, but no warning came and the engine was allrigh.
I shut it down and the arrow fell to the middle
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

Sounds like your temp gauge or sender is wonky. As a test, its worth trying unplugging the temp sender (I'm guessing its the one by the thermostat housing that sends the signal to the gauge but I could be wrong--would need a wiring diagram to confirm this) and turn the car on-- you should get no reading on that gauge--if it stays stuck in the middle you have a bad gauge or the wiring to it. You can also test the sender with a multimeter. The resistance should change as the engine warms up. If you still can't figure out what's wrong, changing the sender--if that is the one--is a fairly cheap option.

Btw another reason to move back to Poland: Geomagnetic storms in the polar regions can make electronics go wonky.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN/index.html
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

Well. Today I disconnected the battery. The gauge was in the same position. The needle went to the top, but no warninglight came. How does the car react when overheatiing?
That blows. Here is how the engine runs. Are the fluids ok?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zKD8I1Omdg&feature=youtu.be

This is after the car was driven 12 miles and was warm

Here is a picture how the needle looks when the car is off.

 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

As Goosey said, unplug the sender to start and hi from there. Gotta start somewhere.
 

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Re: Today I started the car and something with the temp happened

I went to the dealer and had them look at this.
They say the whole cluster needs to be replaced
 
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