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1997 Ford Expedition Question: I have a temperture gauge that is reading almost HOT almost to the red.

 

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Bryanfresno, Fresno, CA, July 16, 2012, 16:01
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I have a temperture gauge that is reading almost HOT almost to the red. But when I lift the hood It's running OK and doesn't seam to be hot at all. I think its the sending unit or the gauge what would I check first and How

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  • Answer #1

    Hyedegha July 16, 2012, 17:58
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    You could have defective coolant temp sending unit or the computer might be acting up.

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    csubak30 July 17, 2012, 07:01
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    Also, the thermostat may need replaced. It may have froze up in the full open position.

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    serp77 January 06, 2014, 16:29
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    have you thought about replacing the "thermostate" their are ones that you can purchase for a few dollars that will run cool when its hot

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