Does anyone know where the ambient air temperature sensor is located?
My new Buick's air temperature readout is consistently high (5 degrees
or more) and on a couple of occasions displayed a temperature of over
25 degrees above the true outside air temperature. When the extremely
high temperature was displayed it stayed at the false readout for a
few minutes and then descended to a more reasonable temperature only
to return to the extremely high readout about 10 minutes later. It
then returned to the more reasonable readout again but still high by 5
or 7 degrees. I would like to check the sensor but do not know where
it is located.
When I bought my '96 Bonneville it's temperature was only correct around
once every 5 times I drove the car. I went to a local junk yard and for free
they gave me a new temp sensor, which was bolted to the front of the car in
front of the radiator. If you would like to get a new one instead, I priced
them and they were only $20 from a dealer here in Ontario Canada. I just
figured that I shouldn't replace it with a new one when the used one works
Thanks to all that responded. Rather then mess with it myself and
since the car is new, I took it back to the dealer after I had
throughly documented a weeks worth of sampling and comparing the
readout with a calibrated referance. They fixed the problem by
replacing the sensor.
On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 15:10:34 GMT, Jack
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