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10-24-2006, 02:40 PM
Hey guys,

New here, and have a few questions. However, I'm not "new" to the Grand Am as I had a 2001 SE before this one.

Anyway, here it goes. I have a 2005 GAGT1 that still has factory warranty. However, like anyone else, if I don't have to go in, I don't want to.

My temp guage works fine while driving and/or in the on position, ect. When I turn the vehicle off the temp guage goes down like normal. If I come out later, not exactly sure how soon after I shut off the car it does this, but the needle will be around half or a little over half, without anyone in the car, or a key in the ignition.

Any ideas?


10-24-2006, 05:46 PM
Heat soak

10-24-2006, 06:30 PM
^^Yup What Coupe said.

10-24-2006, 07:16 PM
what exactly does that mean guys?

sorry for sounding stupid, but I don't know what that is. Also, is it something I have to worry about?


10-25-2006, 07:50 AM
In lamens terms, as your engine sits its still hot and giving off heat, since the car is off the fans arent runing, so the heat builds up a bit.

Nothing to worry about.

10-25-2006, 09:03 AM

Thanks! I appreciate the quick response. At least its just that. It only does it after it's been running for a while like you guys said. Starts just fine and everything. I've heard of the term before, but never knew what it meant! THANKS!


10-25-2006, 09:10 AM
No problem