What would cause my car to read -38 degrees on a computer and bog out when reaches 4 k rpms

Asked by Feb 03, 2014 at 03:20 PM about the 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

20,085

Coolant temperature sensor is bad. ECT sensor. Replace it and it will run fine.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
69,405

Or the coolant temperature sensor might be disconnected because of damaged wiring or the plug for the sensor might be bad. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    2,970
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,350
  • #3
    mbar1
    Reputation
    1,200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
815 Great Deals out of 77,568 listings starting at $888
Used Chevrolet Camaro
412 Great Deals out of 31,803 listings starting at $2,395
Used Honda Accord
1,047 Great Deals out of 62,123 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
241 Great Deals out of 22,125 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Corolla
914 Great Deals out of 65,683 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
752 Great Deals out of 42,443 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry
1,060 Great Deals out of 71,465 listings starting at $750

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.