Engine light came on, temperature gauge is not working. Car is running fine

Asked by Apr 25, 2017 at 07:33 PM about the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Heater is working fine

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Have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes at an auto parts store. Write the codes down. Check engine light may be on because of a temperature sensor that may be causing the gauge not to work. Once the problem is fixed, then the codes can be cleared to turn off the check engine light.

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Exactly, your Malibu must reach operating temperature (195°F) within 9 minutes from a cold start up. If not a trouble code will be sea and the check engine light will come on. Since your heater is working fine it's probably the coolant temperature sensor. HTH. -Jim

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