Why does my thermometer stay very low?

Asked by Apr 03, 2012 at 07:15 PM about the 1998 Acura Integra LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The thermometer peaks at about a quarter.  Shortly after this, my gas mileage plummeted.  What's going
on?

1 Answer

12,765

Sounds like you have a thermostat that is stuck open. The engines sensors and computer are calibrated to give best efficiency at normal operating temp. With the car running and warmed up as much as it will check the temp of the top radiator hose it should be very hot to the touch 185-195 degrees. If the thermostat is stuck open the hose will be warm but not hot.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Acura Integra Questions

Acura Integra Experts

#1 Logan Saunders
Logan Saunders
Reputation 170
#2 Michael Konopka
Michael Konopka
Reputation 150
#3 Christopher Caswell
Christopher Caswell
Reputation 90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
655 Great Deals out of 90,048 listings starting at $1,299
Used Honda Civic Coupe
183 Great Deals out of 17,111 listings starting at $999
Used Acura TL
225 Great Deals out of 6,401 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
17 Great Deals out of 478 listings starting at $10,950
Used Honda Accord
809 Great Deals out of 85,771 listings starting at $988
Used Ford Mustang
452 Great Deals out of 45,664 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Prelude
3 Great Deals out of 114 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
23 Great Deals out of 1,361 listings starting at $2,450
Used Acura NSX
291 listings starting at $156,940
Used Toyota Supra
43 listings starting at $63,800

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.