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SOURCE: 96 ford contour, temp gauge not working

first and foremost check the fuse box. there is a fuse for guages. The temp sensor is somewhere on the manifold and it will have a hard wire with probably a spring around it for protections that runs from the engine to the instrument cluster. You can remove the temp sensor and use a heat gun or propain heat and see if you get any kind of response. I suspect if all your other gauges are working the fuse is good. Most temp sensors do not use power only for lighting of the gauge, It just sends a resistance change to the water temp bulb and it moves the gauge. Is it a seperate gauge or in your insturment cluster? could be simple as a crushed line or the sensor went bad. It is normally self contained. I suspect it is a gauge and not a dummy light? if you can not get the one working in the instrument cluster I suggest going to and autoparts store and replace it which is very easy to do. You can remove the old sensor from the block and reinstall the new on in its place and run the cable back through where the first one was and mount the gauge in another area, It is very important to know the water temp since most computers use this info for setting the correct fuel to air mixture in a closed loop system. That is a diffrent sensor but you need to know the temp yourself to keep from blowing a head gasket or worse which can cause you lots of money to repair, I prefer to mount my own gauge seperate from the cluster, best of luck

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 dodge stratus no heat and temp. gauge dosen't move

thermostat is stuck open replace it and it should work

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle in the temp gauge moves up and down

have you been adding coolant ? if the level is low you can experience this problem , or it could be a thermostat thats getting to the end of it's life !

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 03 yukon xl 5.3 water temp gauge not working I

there is one fuse for all the dash gauges, so chances are you have a wiring problem to the gauge sender on the engine or the gauge is defective, which is rare.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: TEMP GAUGE NOT WORKING ON 95 SONOMA 2.2

check the wiring insrument cluster to the temp sensor. check the ground wire.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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