What temperature should the Cruze be running at?
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    What temperature should the Cruze be running at?

    What temperature should the Cruze be running at?
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    Anywhere from 190-225F is normal 1.4T operating range. The electronically controlled thermostat varies temperature based on ambient conditions and engine load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    Anywhere from 190-225F is normal 1.4T operating range. The electronically controlled thermostat varies temperature based on ambient conditions and engine load.

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    In addition, while the Cruze is in this range the temperature gauge needle won't move.
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    Thanks, mine has been fluctuating up to 238 then down then up. Cleaned the negative battery cable and terminal but still fluctuates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nds76 View Post
    Thanks, mine has been fluctuating up to 238 then down then up. Cleaned the negative battery cable and terminal but still fluctuates.
    That can happen when low speed of the fan burns out and it defaults to only high-off-high.

    You can check low speed by attempting to switch on the AC. It should run on low speed and not sound like a jet trying to take off.

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    I'm looking at adding a temperature gauge if the one on the dash cannot do any better. After having water pump replaced and various coolant losses for other reasons, I have had my DIC read up to 246 degrees, and the needle on the dash has never moved past the first hash mark to the left of the center temperature hash. I've been told that the factory gauge is programmed to act as it does, which I find ridiculous.

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    Sorry, I’m new to the forum and and not quite sure how to use it, but @jblackburn I believe that is what has happened to my 2012 Cruze LT. Recently I noticed that my air has to be on 4 to really do anything and it does sound like a jet engine taking off. It’s been like that for a couple of weeks, and today with the colder temperatures I notice steam or smoke coming from the radiator/fan area but my coolant level is fine and my coolant temp was 208. How do I fix this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ24 View Post
    Sorry, I’m new to the forum and and not quite sure how to use it, but @jblackburn I believe that is what has happened to my 2012 Cruze LT. Recently I noticed that my air has to be on 4 to really do anything and it does sound like a jet engine taking off. It’s been like that for a couple of weeks, and today with the colder temperatures I notice steam or smoke coming from the radiator/fan area but my coolant level is fine and my coolant temp was 208. How do I fix this?
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    The steam is normal...just what these cars do in cold, damp conditions when that water hits the hot radiator.

    If the fan goes straight to high speed when the AC compressor is running, it is likely the whole fan assembly at the front of the car needs to be changed. The resistor has gone bad, which is only sold as part of the whole assembly.
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