My 2006 Pontiac Pursuit coolant system is reading an average temperature of 52.3 °C from my last five trips. Is this normal? It has also been around -10°C the past couple days.

Asked by Jan 06, 2017 at 11:49 AM about the 2006 Pontiac Pursuit Base Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

76,365

What is that like 123° F...? So this is a low reading. Vehicles have a 195° thermostat in them. You may need to change out the thermostat. In the real extreme cold, like -10°F and below I could see it running at no lower than 180°F down the road.

5,375

One old trick you could use to check this is to cut a piece of cardboard the size of your radiator and slip it in front of the radiator before you drive the car. This will reduce the cooling effect of the radiator and raise the coolant temp circulating in your engine and, hopefully, open your thermostat. If it does not work, then replace the thermostat because nothing is getting to your radiator.

Your Answer

Pontiac Pursuit Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    70
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    40
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    30
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
322 Great Deals out of 21,759 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

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.