Having problems with your 2000 Chevrolet Impala ?

Could be a thermostat issue?

\015 I live in Canada and it is presently 20 degrees celcius below zero. It take almost 40 minutes of driving before the temperature gauge rises above 60 degrees celcius (the manual says it should be around 100). Is it as simple as a faulty thermostat or could it be something worse? Randy\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 17-12-2018

Answers :

Could be a faulty thermostat. Take a piece of cardbourd and cut it so you can put it in front of the radiator and fix it so it will stay there. Drive the car and watch your temperature gauge to see if it warms up faster but be careful as to not let it overheat. If it starts to heat up cut a 1/4 of the cardboard so a little more of the radiator shows then watch the temperature gauge. Leave it there for the winter then take it out. That is the cheapest remedy when it is cold. I take it when your heater blows it is not not every warm is that correct?
Sounds like the thermostat is partially stuck open, which won't allow the car to heat up properly. Besides not much heat, the engine won't perform well, using more fuel, and polluting more. Change the thermostat and gasket. BRRRR!!
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