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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Question: Temp gauge on dash cluster, the needle goes past the bottom line below the C

 

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drod3687, Tampa, FL, November 20, 2012, 04:07
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overnight the needle goes about 1/4 inch past the line below the C on the gauge. While running the vehicle all day it never goes past 1/4 inch above the C. Would this be a gauge issue or could it be a bad sensor?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13199 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 20, 2012, 05:58
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    could be a gauge issue, do you know what temp the eng is when the gauge is at running temp?

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    drod3687, November 20, 2012, 08:10
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    i believe it is around 180 - 210

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    globalhelper, November 20, 2012, 08:36
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    poss sending unit or gauge, try sending unit 1st its easier

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    drod3687, November 20, 2012, 13:19
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    thanks, will try that first.

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