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This is a discussion on cars acting up within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; well its done it before and just did it again today, the temp gauge goes up all the way as ...

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    well its done it before and just did it again today, the temp gauge goes up all the way as if the car is overheating so i pull over and turn off the car and its fine all i did was turn the car off and on and back to normal it was. its done this twice before and today it gave me something new, the tach read like 2000 at idle but the car was realy only like at 800 like normal, what could this be? anyone else have issues like these with there gto? any help would be appreciated since i have no warranty and im not loaded with money

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastgto View Post
    well its done it before and just did it again today, the temp gauge goes up all the way as if the car is overheating so i pull over and turn off the car and its fine all i did was turn the car off and on and back to normal it was. its done this twice before and today it gave me something new, the tach read like 2000 at idle but the car was realy only like at 800 like normal, what could this be? anyone else have issues like these with there gto? any help would be appreciated since i have no warranty and im not loaded with money
    I have not had this problem, nor have I heard of this. It sounds like an electrical problem. Have you installed anything that deals with the electronics on the GOAT?

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    my gauges do crazy shit all the time... my spedometer will go up to 200 when im really at 35mph, it will do this for an hour or so and go back to normal. i usually just say fk it and turn on the digital spedometer. nothing has ever felt or sounded wrong so i have just let it be..

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    I've seen it ONLY on 04's and it is the cluster. I think there was a TSB on it if I remember correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetSome04 View Post
    my gauges do crazy shit all the time... my spedometer will go up to 200 when im really at 35mph, it will do this for an hour or so and go back to normal. i usually just say fk it and turn on the digital spedometer. nothing has ever felt or sounded wrong so i have just let it be..
    this happen to me too at a stop light

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    I've seen it ONLY on 04's and it is the cluster. I think there was a TSB on it if I remember correctly.
    whats a TSB?

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    TSB= "technical service bulliten". You can check with a dealer to see if there is a TSB out for this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastgto View Post
    whats a TSB?
    Quote Originally Posted by tyxpx View Post
    TSB= "technical service bulliten". You can check with a dealer to see if there is a TSB out for this problem.
    Thanks the web went today I guess it didn't like the 115* weather.
    Yes tyxpx is right. It is a known problem that the manufacture is aware of and sends out a email to the techs at the dealership to aid in there diagnosis.

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    can it get fixed or is it something they are aware of and are just going to let it fix its self

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    Yes it can get fixed...... By replacing it. Just like GM's problem with all the clusters in the trucks and Avalanches. I have a friend with a 05 and he is on his 3 cluster already..... Technology at it's best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Yes it can get fixed...... By replacing it. Just like GM's problem with all the clusters in the trucks and Avalanches. I have a friend with a 05 and he is on his 3 cluster already..... Technology at it's best!
    Can't you lemon law the car if it goes in for the same problem 3 times and it still does'nt get fixed?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyxpx View Post
    Can't you lemon law the car if it goes in for the same problem 3 times and it still does'nt get fixed?...
    i always thought so..but i think there is a time limit.

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    Well there is a clause of some sort that they say it is different items in the cluster unit.
    He tried that and had this shiester attorney called the Wolf and they still got around it.
    It is a VERY common problem with the late model GM's.

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    TSB....get her fixed by a good dealer

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    I have an 04 gto, happened to me only once, I have 17k on mine. S@#t scared me to death. I thought for a moment that my thermostat had stucked. This happened about 9 months ago. Temp went all the way up, then back down to normal.

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