So my temp cage was acting funny last winter where when it its cold, the temp cage stays on cold and never moves. a week ago, the temp cage moved a little passed middle for one day then it was normal again.
Yesterday, i was driving the car, stalled it cause i was extremely tired with 2 hours of sleep, turned it back on, then noticed that the temp was at HOT. I almost **** my pants, i pulled over, checked everything and it seemed to be fine, Coolant is fine..etc . No codes yesterday or today.
I turned it back on and the temp cage was way passed HOT, it was pretty much sitting sideways so i figured it might be just a cage and drove it home.
Engine is fine, coolant is at the right level and everything seems to be ok. What could this be, sensor? bad gauge? or what exactly.
Car was off, no accessories
running after 5 minutes
not sure if this helps