|Car issue- overheating or bad gague?
||[Oct. 10th, 2009|01:36 pm]
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Just had an issue with my car.|
Car is a 1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE with the 4 cylinder engine. ~120k miles.
I had been out, drove about 15 minutes, stopped for ten, another five minutes and stopped for another 10, another 5 and stopped for about 20.
On my way home from the last stop, took about 2 minutes to get to the parking lot exit which is when the event occured.
Check Gauges light came on. Fuel was good, oil pressure was good, battery was good, tach was good. Engine was not making any odd sounds or emitting any sort of smoke. Temperature, though, was in the red zone. I was stopped at the time. This went on for about two seconds, the light went off and the gauge went to what I'd normally see in this situation. AC was not in use, that died while the previous owner had it.
The rest of the way home was uneventful.
Where is the likely fault, and how can I confirm/repair the problem? Even if it was just a gauge malfunction, that can be kind of bad since I can't trust it to work properly when a real problem comes up. And I can't afford to have my engine die.