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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: west palm beach. fl.
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So a few weeks back I noticed that my engine temp no long got to the middle of the dial once the car was warmed up. Now the gauge needle only gets off the blue (cold side and just barley gets over the dotted line. Does this mean I kneed a new thermostat or engine temp sensor? I scanned the car and will post up the code that was there once its emailed to me from my friend.
99% chance new thermostat needed. Go to secret menu and confirm actual temps. #7 water temp, #16 oil temp.
I believe Peake reads a "69" code (could be b9, don't remember).
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