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2000 nissan altima temperature gauge

Temperature gauge on dash is not working therefore reads cold all the time. Replaced the temperature sending unit and it is getting power to the sending unit. thermastat is good.

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  • Eric Richards Oct 29, 2012

    More concerned with the temp gauge then the speedometer. If you are talking speedometer cable stuck. Instrument clusters perhaps?



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There is a chance the cable could be froze

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Yes, it is possible the temp. sender is faulty, but I would do a cross check of the actual coolant temperature vs gauge reading using a cooking thermometer in the top of the radiator.
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SOURCE: The temperature guage on my 2000 Nissan Altima has

Locate the temp switch in the engine bay, if its a single wire just earth it and see if your gauge moves. If it does then get a new switch.

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