does 94 LT1 have sensor that shuts off the motor at extreme heat

Charles Ziegenfuss

Asked by Sep 11, 2016 at 08:31 PM about the 1994 Chevrolet Caprice LS

Question type: General

i drove my 94 caprice with LT1 in the red it strted running ruff and then died
soon as i pulled into my drive way Q.IS there a sensor that shuts engien down at
extreme temps or did i mess my motor up

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There should be a block or head mounted coolant temperature sensor. Overheating engines may also experience knock in which case the knock sensor will shut motor off. Whether it's fried or not you'll have to have it inspected by a mechanic.

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