WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12455 Members
65 Forums
73759 Topics
997115 Posts
119 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
75 registered (alan128, 20 invisible), 1343 Guests and 210 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Submarine Disaster 688
Fitting bathroom lights need help 475
Jon venables 394
Murderer walks free 283
Great Mystery Of Our Time 237
Likely Lad Rodney Dies 162
Charity fishing match 161
David Cassidy 160
Brexit bill 112
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND 72
New General Forums
Elixir of life.
by granny
Yesterday at 10:15 PM
Great Mystery Of Our Time
by Spellbinder
21st Nov 2017 2:19pm
Brexit bill
by casper
20th Nov 2017 7:33pm
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Jon venables
by RUDEBOX
10:51 PM
Submarine Disaster
by RUDEBOX
10:44 PM
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
08:53 PM
3 X Eating / Writing Tables
by markyport
08:24 PM
Murderer walks free
by fish5133
07:42 PM
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
07:28 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
02:50 PM
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
12:17 PM
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
05:08 AM
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#130044 - 5th Apr 2005 5:05pm temperature gauge faulty
CorsaJohn Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 20th May 2004
Posts: 1700
Loc: wirral
Wel for the last 3 years of the green pea bein in the family the temperature gadge has neva worked but all of a sudden its decided to go on a mad one, within seconds of the engine bein on if i put my foot down the needle moves as fast as the mph needle an goes right off the scale then as soon as you take your foot off the needle drops again i know the engine isnt ova heatin as the fan isnt comin on but its just scary as hel cos i dont wanna ignore it then one fine day my engine decides to go boom on me

any ideas <img border="0" alt="[I surrender]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions075.gif" />
_________________________

Top
Google Ads
#130045 - 5th Apr 2005 5:11pm Re: temperature gauge faulty
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Could be a dodgy connection in the clocks, dodgy temp sendor on the motor, or the wires in the middle confused

I guess that narrows it down, doesnt it think
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#130046 - 5th Apr 2005 6:52pm Re: temperature gauge faulty
Anonymous
Unregistered


i had a temp gauge problem and it turned out to be the temp sender switch, swapped it for another one and problems solved smile

Top
#130047 - 5th Apr 2005 6:53pm Re: temperature gauge faulty
lawton Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 12th May 2004
Posts: 1813
Loc: woundn`t you like to know
just thought that i would add that since i bought my corsa, my temperature gadge does not work either.is this a common problem with the corsa?
_________________________


http://www.bebo.com/marklawton844

Top
#130048 - 5th Apr 2005 7:35pm Re: temperature gauge faulty
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
Temperature sender units are common to become faulty, especially fard and vauxhall's smack

Probably best to get it checked professionally, you could check out the sponsers page as there are several garages listed there.

There is a easy way to test the operation of the gauge and the wiring.

  • Locate the temperature sender unit on your engine (Normally close to the thermostat area)

  • Remove the wire from it (Typically there is just one wire)

  • With the ignition switched on the gauge should read cold.

  • Then put the wire to earth (Chassis or engine should do) and the gauge should go all of the way up to the maximum reading (Hot)

If this happens then the gauge is operating correctly and the wiring is fine so it has to be the temperature sender unit.

The temperature sender units normally screw in easily, but beware as some have a tapered thread to allow for a good seal so DO NOT Overtighten it as you will break it smack

Some newer vehicles have several temperature senders, only one of them sends the signal to the temperature gauge inside the vehicle, the other ones are to send signals to the E.C.U.

Top
#130049 - 5th Apr 2005 9:00pm Re: temperature gauge faulty
scoop Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 18th Nov 2004
Posts: 7238
Loc: Leuchars
Sounds like there are 2 snags there mate, on the one side the guage is not reading so that is a worry but you know the needle/motor are fine as they move, i think u may have a short between the tacho/speedo and the temp, that would explain the needle moving as the revs/speed changes, can u be more specific on how the needle moves??? just to confirm if u have the short circuit??
_________________________

Top
#130050 - 9th Apr 2005 1:21pm Re: temperature gauge faulty
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5634
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
That temp wire goes onto the engine block. There is a 'pin' sticking in the engine, and a little female spade clip, that's so feeble, it becomes unhooked. Get a pair of pliers and press it together so it goes back on the pin.
It's prob. on the left of the engine (just follow some of the big pipes going to the radiator), and is next to the coolant temp sensor, it's part of the same wiring loom. wink

The connector looks like this:
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Jon venables
by Dilly
07:23 AM
Borat &#128514;
by _Ste_
05:08 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
22nd Nov 2017 2:29pm
David Cassidy
by cools
22nd Nov 2017 9:17am
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
21st Nov 2017 7:43pm
For Sale & Free
3 X Eating / Writing Tables
by markyport
08:24 PM
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
12:17 PM
Wheelbarrow wanted
by zigzagwanderer
22nd Nov 2017 2:03pm
Lenovo H30-50 Slim Line Fast PC
by markyport
22nd Nov 2017 12:50pm
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
20th Nov 2017 4:46pm
Featured Member
Registered: 22nd Feb 2010
Posts: 195
Newest Members
Ria63, Stephen1953, negusmat, wagonwheel82, Norfolk
12455 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
locomotive (75)
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Jon venables
by Dilly
07:23 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
22nd Nov 2017 2:29pm
David Cassidy
by cools
22nd Nov 2017 9:17am
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
20th Nov 2017 5:46pm
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Borat &#128514;
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 05:08 AM
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
21st Nov 2017 7:43pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Elixir of life. 23
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 7:55am
Sunset Fri 4:03pm
Local Time Fri 7:51am
WikiWirral Can . . . .