Temperature Rising

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Bob,
I drive a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass. The temperature gauge goes higher and higher when I am idled in traffic at a light or traffic stop. I have never had many problems with this car since I bought it. What do you think is my problem?
Sincerely,
OmaCarol

OmaCarol,
If the temperature goes up while you are stopped and then goes back down when you start moving again, then I bet the cooling fan(s) are not turning on. There are two. One is for normal temperature, and one is for high temperature. One or both of them may be damaged or their control circuits may be damaged.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man


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