Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why doesn't my turn signals work unless I press the emergency lights first and why does my hot & cold meter not moving

asked by on

Why doesn't my turn signals work unless I press the emergency lights first and why does my hot & cold meter not moving When I start my car and drive so I wouldn't know if my car is getting too hot

My car has 11100 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, you have a few different faults with your 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. If the turn signals do not work without the hazard lights than the most common failure would be a turn signal stalk failure, wiring harness fault, or a shorted wire.

For the coolant temperature gauge not working the most common faults are the coolant temp sensor, faulty temperature gauge, or a wiring harness fault.

A qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your vehicle by performing an overall inspection then making any repairs that are required.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Why doesn't my turn signals work unless I press the emergency lights first and why does my hot & cold meter not moving

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Coolant temperature increase, service hybrid light on

Hello. If the coolant is getting hotter than normal it will also affect the hybrid system. If the coolant is low then this will occur. If the coolant level is fine then it is more than likely a weak water...

Q: Gauges not working

Hello. If only your tachometer and speedometer aren't working, the problem is probably with the instrument cluster itself. This is because these two gauges use completely different inputs. The speedometer gets its signal from the vehicle speed sensor (VSS), whereas...

Q: My car runs hot but it never overtheats the temperature gauge moves up and down

When you are driving on the highway above 45 mph your engine cooling fan does not provide any flow and the car relies on the force of moving air from the speed. The fan can still come on if needed...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.