External temp reading -40 degrees

Asked by Jul 04, 2017 at 07:15 PM about the 2006 Dodge Charger RT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Well, we bought a blown up 2006 Dodge Charger,
police package. Replaced the motor. Ran great until
my external temp reading said -40. Some days it
was -40, sometimes -22 then up to 73. I live in
Vancouver,Wa. not the artic lol. Runs super rich
now. We replaced the ambient temp sensor twice
and it makes no difference. Washer fluid light and
brake light on now. All fluids full. The code reader
says ats. We are at a loss. We tried replacing the
computer and the bcm(fcm) different companies
call it different things. What the heck else could this
be? Any input would be rad. Thanks.

2 Answers

Forgot to add that the headlights, signals and horn randomly work. Stereo is fine.

1,630

You need to replace the Ambient Temperature sensor. Its usually mounted behind the front grill or bumper, looks like a black square with a nose on it. Not surprised, police cars go through a lot of rough-housing. Start by replacing the sensors that are giving you issues, then work your way back. Worst comes to worst, you may have a serious electrical issue that can be shorted virtually anywhere from the ECM to your grounds...unless you feel like tearing apart the car, cut your losses and sell or just drive as-is

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Charger Experts

  • #1
    Supanovah
    Reputation
    2,220
  • #2
    Willie Francis
    Reputation
    2,130
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    840
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
7 Great Deals out of 1,190 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chrysler 300
91 Great Deals out of 1,007 listings starting at $1,795
Used Chevrolet Impala
76 Great Deals out of 921 listings starting at $1,900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
79 Great Deals out of 2,679 listings starting at $1,871
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
186 Great Deals out of 10,684 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
704 listings starting at $4,450
Used Honda Accord
54 Great Deals out of 1,096 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Durango
65 Great Deals out of 1,006 listings starting at $2,998
Used Ford F-150
444 Great Deals out of 9,125 listings starting at $3,000
Used Nissan Maxima
18 Great Deals out of 326 listings starting at $1,966
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 645 listings starting at $6,871
Used Dodge Ram 1500
52 Great Deals out of 531 listings starting at $2,995
Used BMW 3 Series
162 Great Deals out of 1,893 listings starting at $2,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Charger For Sale
147 listings starting at $32,991
2016 Dodge Charger For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 298 listings starting at $21,995
2015 Dodge Charger For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 64 listings starting at $18,499
2014 Dodge Charger For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 49 listings starting at $14,600
2013 Dodge Charger For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 31 listings starting at $10,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.