Temperature Gage reads 240 260 when driving

Asked by Oct 05, 2017 at 03:23 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My grand Prix is temp Gage reads 240 270 soon as
u get in car and drive . Don't seem like it's
overheating but it dose smell hot when u turn it off

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If that is the correct temperature it is way too high. I would check the operating temperature with a non-contact digital thermometer which you can buy for around $20. If the actual temperature is a lot lower you may need a temperature new sending unit. If the car is really running that high check the coolant level but your cooling system probably needs servicing.

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