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

13,115

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 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Acura Integra Experts

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

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
792 Great Deals out of 76,994 listings starting at $888
Used Honda Civic Coupe
229 Great Deals out of 15,280 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
1,031 Great Deals out of 61,614 listings starting at $999
Used Acura TL
173 Great Deals out of 4,939 listings starting at $999
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
24 Great Deals out of 511 listings starting at $13,995
Used Ford Mustang
743 Great Deals out of 42,277 listings starting at $1,300
Used Acura NSX
289 listings starting at $35,900
Used BMW 3 Series
1,014 Great Deals out of 31,225 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
24 Great Deals out of 1,267 listings starting at $1

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.