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Temperature Gauge Read Hot After the Engine Start

Conditions when the car trouble occurs
The temperature gauge reads hot after the engine is started.

Possible cause of car trouble
1) The radiator lacks coolant
2) The radiator hose is collapsed
3) The water pump is faulty
4) The thermostat is faulty

Troubleshooting car problem
Several reasons can cause the temperature gauge to read hot just after the engine is started such as what mentioned above. However on the listed reasons above the first two is the easiest to check.

Now the first thing to do is to check the radiator if there is enough coolant on the system. Open the hood and locate the radiator, remove the radiator cap. Make sure that the engine is cold before removing the radiator cap otherwise you may burn yourself. Using a flashlight look down at the radiator fill hole to check the coolant level, the coolant level is said to be enough when the coolant covers the fins inside the radiator. If the coolant did not cover the radiator fins then the coolant inside the radiator is not enough and this causes the temperature gauge to reads hot. To work efficiently the engine cooling system must have enough coolant if the coolant is not enough the engine will heats up too quickly and the temperature gauge will register hot.

Brake Warning Light Came On Steadily While Driving

Conditions when car trouble occurs
The brake light came on steadily while driving. The brake warning light that is located on the dash board is it steadily.

Possible cause of car problem
The parking brake is slightly engage which trip the brake warning lights
The system lacks brake fluid
There is a pressure imbalance on the brake hydraulic system

Troubleshooting car problems
When the brake warning light is lit steadily it usually indicates a low level of brake fluid or there is a pressure imbalance on the brake system. Also when the parking brake is applied the warning light will also light on. In this case before making any diagnosis you need to check first if the parking brake is engage or is slightly engage.

If the parking brake is not engage the next thing to do is to check the level of the brake fluid. Open the hood of your car and locate the reservoir usually it is located on the top of the master cylinder check the level of the brake fluid if it is within the minimum amount of fluid. You may rock the vehicle slightly while looking at the reservoir to determine where the fluid level is at.