Cluster - Temperature Guage

Asked by Apr 14, 2012 at 04:29 PM about the 2007 Pontiac Torrent Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi

Anyone had a problem with just the temperature Guage gone crazy? I have mine sometimes working and
sometimes it will even go all the way around, almost hitting the needle from the fuel Guage.

I'm thinking of getting a new cluster and swapping it but not sure that will fix the problem. Any help would be
appreciate it.

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.....Change the tempeture sensor,.....then see what happens but l will try checking the coolant level first ...sometimes the tempeture sensor has a false reading from the actual tempeture of the coolant...the only way to check it is with a scanner the freeze frame will ...shows the readings from the sensor ...if you start your vehicle ....and the freeze frame says 90 and your gauge is almost in a red zone the sensor is bad....or if readings says 230 and gauge is at the lowers point ...also needs to be replace...u good luck!!

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Hi, You wouldn't know where the sensor is located would you? Today, being warmer then usual outside, the Guage is perfectly normal, turned off the car, it did the reset thing by going down little more then zero, like all guages do, but then to stop, rather then back at 0 it actually got screwed up again. Just an update. Now if the sensor is at the very low front tothe left, lower then the o2 sensor, I've disconnected that one and ran the vehicle thinking the Guage wouldn't show anything at all but it did still go to its screwed up setting. Plugged the sensor in again since that disconnect didn't prove much. :) As you can see little confused. Is it possible that the sensor inside the vehicle for BCM took a dump? Or maybe the motor on the dash? For that Guage got burnt or something. Coolant doesn't seem that got toching the hoses and I don't really have $$$ for a tech 2 test run by a dealer or a mechanic.

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What year ,make and model is your car and what kind of engine???

2007 Pontiac torrent 3.4L

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Is located below brake master cylinder rear of engine...two cables....yellow and orange black!!

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Hello,i have the same problem with my 2007 torrent , the guage for temperture went crazy, did you find out whatbthe problem is?

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I have same trouble with speedometer gauge and fuel gauge. Both gage are stick or move at the bad position including out of range. I found some shop to do repair for about $ 200 CND, you have to remove cluster (easy) ship to them and a day later you received your cluster. you save reprogram. On this year odometer are memorize by the IPC (cluster). Dealer can change for the new one but very expensive plus reprogramming cost for this new one. Other way is you by on Ebay Bipolar stepper motor for Gm Colorado cluster, cost is 22$ US shipping included and if you are able to open the cluster remove all needle and desolder motor and reinstalled needle correctly you save a lot of money. Google with "bipolar stepper motor cluster colorado"

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We have a 2007 Torrent with a similar problem, but so far the temp gauge is the only one not to mess up. Usually it's our speed, tach and fuel gauges that mess up on us. To "fix" it for a trip through town without a speeding ticket, we flip the key on, then off. Every time we do this the gauges drop just a little until they are where they are suppose to be. I was hoping to see an answer that told me of a relay switch we could replace instead of replacing the whole instrument panel.

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Mark, If your sensor is out of range when the ignition key is off (lock) your problem is the stepper motor on the instrument panel. Sometimes gauge loose the initial position. The best thing is replace it with new stepper motor. But you have to know how solder the electronic parts and the most dificult is to replace needle on exact spot, take care and make shure you look the needle with the wright angle with the key to On position. Synchro guy

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Common problem that can be repaired. Stepper motors are OK. This is a circuit problem - google mrwhizard for more info

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