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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, quick question: temp gauge at startup in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; After I start up my 2005 CTS, the temp gauge stays at 'zero' (i.e. 'cold'/doesn't move). Not a huge deal ...
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    dasay is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    quick question: temp gauge at startup

    After I start up my 2005 CTS, the temp gauge stays at 'zero' (i.e. 'cold'/doesn't move). Not a huge deal as it slowly creeps up and after 3-4 minutes and/or a couple miles, to the midpoint and stays there.

    I recently had my check engine light come on (P0430) but it went off (by itself) after a couple days. I could have sworn that previously the temp gauge 'popped' to the midpoint immediately after startup (funny how I can't remember even though I've had it for eight years). So that's my question, does your temp gauge 'pop' to the midpoint or climb over time? Just curious for my sanity and if it does 'pop' do you think it's an issue if mine does not?

    Thanks, guys. This forum has been great over the years and it's much appreciated.

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    Re: quick question: temp gauge at startup

    If it pops up right away and stays there for 4 hours, call your doctor.
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    Well I am assuming when you swear that it popped up right away. That you haven't been in the car for a long while. So the engine would be considered cold. If you driven it only an hour or so before, then it travel the middle quite fast obviously because the engine is consider operational temps.

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    Re: quick question: temp gauge at startup

    Sounds like a normal operating temp gauge...All engines will start at COLD upon initial start up unless the engine was recently running...
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    Re: quick question: temp gauge at startup

    Only four posts in 9 yrs. Hmmmmmmm...............

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    Re: quick question: temp gauge at startup

    Quote Originally Posted by Argent1 View Post
    Only four posts in 9 yrs. Hmmmmmmm...............
    Maybe the OP has mastered the art of searching and has always found answers to his questions with existing threads???
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    Re: quick question: temp gauge at startup

    Quote Originally Posted by Argent1 View Post
    Only four posts in 9 yrs. Hmmmmmmm...............
    just not a lot to say... maybe he's been out driving instead of being on the forum????

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    Re: quick question: temp gauge at startup

    Quote Originally Posted by curtc View Post
    Maybe the OP has mastered the art of searching and has always found answers to his questions with existing threads???
    .........or he has a very trouble free car.

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    Re: quick question: temp gauge at startup

    Awesome. Thanks, guys...I guess I mis-remembered. Gettin' a little on in life, so this could be the first signs of losing it a little.

    [re: four posts] Not a car-guy, so I don't have a whole lot of valuable information to add. Found this forum extremely helpful though. Thanks again.

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