Does it mean your car thermostat is sticking if the needle jumps to H then goes

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    ChristyJposted 15 months ago

    Does it mean your car thermostat is sticking if the needle jumps to H then goes back down 1min later

    The needle went from the middle to H & stayed appr 1min then went back down to the middle. My car said 'turning A/C off due to overheating' but my a/c wasn't on (a/c compressor broke summer2016).  Does This mean my thermostat is sticking or broke

  2. PhoenixV profile image75
    PhoenixVposted 15 months ago

    If it was a really old car Id guess the thermostat was sticking. Id replace or at the least just pull it out. But I dont know about new cars, so cant advise.

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image62
    Tusitala Tomposted 15 months ago

    What PhoenixV says is probably right.   I had to replace one once (about 25 years back)  Just put in a new one and all was then okay.

 
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