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98 ford wind star running hot

I have a 98 ford windstar and the temp gauge keeps telling me it hot is this a thermastate problem? it also tells me that it is hot neelde pegged right when i first start the engine. any suggestions?

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Just adding to the above, pop the cap on the rad and physically check to make sure there's coolant in the radiator. The top hose won't heat up if there isn't anything in the rad.

No fluid means you have a blown hose or head gasket leak. The head gasket leak will be accompanied by white exhaust smoke in warm temperatures.

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Warm the engine up to operating temperature. Does the upper radiator hose get warm? If no, then cange the thermostat. If yes, then the thermostat is working fine. On the thermostat housing, there is a sensor. Some engines have 2 sensors. One goes to the computer and the other goes to the temp needle in the dash. Unplug the harness and put a jumper wire in the harness. Turn the key to on, and see if the temp needle goes up. Which ever harness causes the needle to go up, replace that sensor. Hope this helps.

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Generic Trouble Codes

P0001-P0099 – Fuel and Air Metering and Auxiliary Emission Controls

Code Description
P0001 Fuel Volume Regulator Control Circuit/Open
P0002 Fuel Volume Regulator Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0003 Fuel Volume Regulator Control Circuit Low
P0004 Fuel Volume Regulator Control Circuit High
P0005 Fuel Shutoff Valve Control Circuit/Open
P0006 Fuel Shutoff Valve Control Circuit Low
P0007 Fuel Shutoff Valve Control Circuit High
P0008 Engine Position System Performance (Bank 1)
P0009 Engine Position System Performance (Bank 2)
P0010 A Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit (Bank 1)
P0011 A Camshaft Position - Timing Over - Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1)
P0012 A Camshaft Position - Timing Over - Retarded (Bank 1)
P0013 B Camshaft Position - Actuator Circuit (Bank 1)
P0014 B Camshaft Position - Timing Over - Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1)
P0015 B Camshaft Position - Timing Over - Retarded (Bank 1)
P0016 Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 1 Sensor A)
P0017 Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 1 Sensor B)
P0018 Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 2 Sensor A)
P0019 Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 2 Sensor B)
P0020 A Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit (Bank 2)
P0021 A Camshaft Position - Timing Over - Advanced or System Performance (Bank 2)
P0022 A Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Retarded (Bank 2)
P0023 B Camshaft Position - Actuator Circuit (Bank 2)
P0024 B Camshaft Position - Timing Over - Advanced or System Performance (Bank 2)
P0025 B Camshaft Position - Timing Over - Retarded (Bank 2)
P0026 Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 1)
P0027 Exhaust Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 1)
P0028 Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 2)
P0029 Exhaust Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 2)
P0030 HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0031 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0032 HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0033 Turbo Charger Bypass Valve Control Circuit
P0034 Turbo Charger Bypass Valve Control Circuit Low
P0035 Turbo Charger Bypass Valve Control Circuit High
P0036 HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0037 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0038 HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0039 Turbo/Super Charger Bypass Valve Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0040 O2 Sensor Signals Swapped Bank 1 Sensor 1/ Bank 2 Sensor 1
P0041 O2 Sensor Signals Swapped Bank 1 Sensor 2/ Bank 2 Sensor 2
P0042 HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 3)
P0043 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 1 Sensor 3)
P0044 HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 1 Sensor 3)
P0045 Turbo/Super Charger Boost Control Solenoid Circuit/Open
P0046 Turbo/Super Charger Boost Control Solenoid Circuit Range/Performance
P0047 Turbo/Super Charger Boost Control Solenoid Circuit Low
P0048 Turbo/Super Charger Boost Control Solenoid Circuit High
P0049 Turbo/Super Charger Turbine Overspeed
P0050 HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0051 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0053 HO2S Heater Resistance (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0054 HO2S Heater Resistance (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0055 HO2S Heater Resistance (Bank 1 Sensor 3)
P0056 HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0057 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0058 HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0059 HO2S Heater Resistance (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0060 HO2S Heater Resistance (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0061 HO2S Heater Resistance (Bank 2 Sensor 3)
P0062 HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 2 Sensor 3)
P0063 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 3)
P0064 HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 3)
P0065 Air Assisted Injector Control Range/Performance
P0066 Air Assisted Injector Control Circuit or Circuit Low
P0067 Air Assisted Injector Control Circuit High
P0068 MAP/MAF - Throttle Position Correlation
P0069 Manifold Absolute Pressure - Barometric Pressure Correlation
P0070 Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit
P0071 Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Range/Performance
P0072 Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low
P0073 Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit High
P0074 Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0075 Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit (Bank 1)
P0076 Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Low (Bank 1)
P0077 Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit High (Bank 1)
P0078 Exhaust Valve Control Solenoid Circuit (Bank 1)
P0079 Exhaust Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Low (Bank 1)
P0080 Exhaust Valve Control Solenoid Circuit High (Bank 1)
P0081 Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit (Bank 2)
P0082 Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Low (Bank 2)
P0083 Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit High (Bank 2)
P0084 Exhaust Valve Control Solenoid Circuit (Bank 2)
P0085 Exhaust Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Low (Bank 2)
P0086 Exhaust Valve Control Solenoid Circuit High (Bank 2)
P0087 Fuel Rail/System Pressure - Too Low
P0088 Fuel Rail/System Pressure - Too High
P0089 Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 Performance
P0090 Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 Control Circuit
P0091 Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 Control Circuit Low
P0092 Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 Control Circuit High
P0093 Fuel System Leak Detected - Large Leak
P0094 Fuel System Leak Detected - Small Leak
P0095 Intake Air Temperature Sensor 2 Circuit
P0096 Intake Air Temperature Sensor 2 Circuit Range/Performance
P0097 Intake Air Temperature Sensor 2 Circuit Low
P0098 Intake Air Temperature Sensor 2 Circuit High
P0099 Intake Air Temperature Sensor 2 Circuit Intermittent/Erratic

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