Having problems with your Chevrolet Camaro ?

98 Camaro LOW running temp. I just recently purchased an all original, terrific running 98 Camaro Converible with only 86000 miles on it. Everything seems great and I've been driving it for weeks with no problems. Except- this isn't my first Camaro and I noticed that this one runs veeerry cool. My other Camaro (a 99) always sat at the 210 (1/2 way up on the thermostat) mark once it was warmed up. This one hovers around the 1/4 mark or lower. Once when I was idling for a long period in a drive t

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 12-03-2018

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I would suspect either the temp guage or the coolant temperature sensor being inaccurate. The new thermostat is probably working good, or else you wouldn't have a very warm heater. If you have electric radiator fans, you might check to see if they are running all th time. Electric cooling fans should only come on when the temperature sensor reaches a predetermined coolant temp, or when the a/c or defroster is turned on. If the fan runs all the time, the engine would not reach normal operating temperature.
I've got two Escorts of the same year and engine. One always runs halfway on the temp gauge and the other barely gets above 1/4 of the way. I used a scan tool to check the reported temperature and they both run at 200-210 and show different readings on the gauge. What I'm getting at is that the temp gauge is probably not right. The only way to verify this is it either use a scan tool to see what temp is being reported to the PCM or install an aftermarket temperature gauge.
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