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Havin A Weird Problem With My Temperature On My 00 Ss!!!!!!!

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    Havin A Weird Problem With My Temperature On My 00 Ss!!!!!!!

    I Have Noticed That When I Derive M,y Car Its Fine But I Come To Stops And The Temp Gauge Jumps Up Dramatically And The Othre Nite Straight To The Red What Could Be The Problem I'm Hella Lost With This 1!!!!!

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    You're overheating for some reason. Could be a lot of things, fans not coming on, thermostat sticking, air in the system, low coolant, or even something as easy as a bad radiator cap not holding pressure.

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    THE CAR DOESNT SEEM TO REALLY BE OVERHEATING I HAVENT SEEN MAJOR SIGNS OF IT I GUESS THIS IS THE BEGINING BUT My Fan Seems To Be Coming On Because I Hear It Wen I Turn The Radio Off And Wen I Shut The Car Off I Still Hear It Movin So Ima Try A Few Things Maybe Purchase A New Cap And A Flush
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    When you shut the car off the fans should shut off too. If they keep running they're staying on cause of the overheating, unless they've been programmed to stay on after shut down with tuning.

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    My thermostat did this.

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    Do you have cats on it? Partially clogged cats can cause that too...

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    Mine acted similar to yours and turned out to be a stuck thermostat. (it was stuck partially open)
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    my cats are pretty much gone they just fuked up on me but then i have received that letrter in the mail saying that there was a recall on the cats because they had failer issues for the 2000 ss camaro that could be one of the things but ima look into the stuck thermostat any other ideas would help

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    you're not going to see any signs of overheating as soon as it happens. Try to keep from overheating it too much before you get it fixed or you'll have warped heads and bad headgaskets on your hands

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    Have you got a SES light yet? As your cats start to clog up, they will cause your car to get warmer when you are not moving or are moving very slowly, then cool down normally when you get moving good. They don't just go out, it happens over time. When they finally clog up almost completely then you're overheating. I'd get to an exhaust shop ASAP before you're stranded or do some major internal damage. Where i live, they only charge $10 to check the cats out. If you're covered under the GM notice, they'll probably change them for you regardless for free. How many miles do you have on the car?

    You can check your thermostat pretty easily http://www.ehow.com/how_7683_tell-cars-thermostat.html http://www.ehow.com/tips_7683.html , but I'm pretty sure you have a cat clogged...

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    if the heat temp needle keeps fluctuating (spelling) meaning goes up then comes back down, on and off then there may be air in the system.
    if not, just change the thermo or take it out, u live in Cali it should be fine, u got pretty good weather year round. thermo is not needed in TX neither

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    I have mine on, but it don't matter in good temp mate, just yank the thing out, the fans won't kick in anymore but hopefully it won't get tooo hot?

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    ohh, I have my thermo on , SLP 160F, but for this guy I guess, yeah rather than driving without it, just put a cheap new one in, 40 bucks.. why not

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    hey thanks for all the help now that i got a good amount of similar asnswers and common things ima check it out this week i havent been drivin it much anyways thanks ill keep u guys updated

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    yeah replace the thermo.. don't run wihtout it since LS1 are sensitive to that crap, I had a chevy blazer ran without it and it was fine, but LS1 are prone to heat, it will mess up your internals.

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