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94 ford escort 1.9 engine will not warm up while driving but when moving very slow or at idle it warms to norml range, added coolant still have problem.

When driving only goes to edge of normal on dash temp gauge.

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Check the thermostat operation

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SOURCE: Temp gauge fluctuates from normal, up to blow Hot,

Sounds like a head gasket problem

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SOURCE: 1995 Ford Thunderbird Temp Gauge goes up when idling

Try to bleed the system. Also keep an eye on the coolant level. If it drops and you see no leaks the you could have a blown head gasket. Also replace the thermostat and hoses.

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SOURCE: blows cold air at idle warms up at about 1500 rpm

Sounds like a bad engine thermostat. Let me know if you need anything further

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SOURCE: my 1998 ford explorer- the dash board turn signal

The easiest thing to do is turn your emergency flashers on and off about 5 or ten times and see if it fixes it (sounds stupid but sometimes it works)Have you replaced any bulbs lately? I would check your turn signal bulbs to see if any filiments are shorted together. If you have trailer hitch wiring I would check for water in the connector and if it is not a factory wiring setup then I would completely disconnect it to see if it isn't feeding park lamp voltage back thru the turn signals.
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Model years 1984-1995 all models of Ford
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2. Turn ignition off and wait 10 seconds for system to shut off. Make sure A/C is off and transmission is in Park (automatic) or Neutral (manual).
3. Hook up light and jumper (or a tester if you have one). Turn key to ON (do not start engine). Read the codes.

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Example code 23: your test light should flash 2 long consecutive flashes followed by 3 short pulses.

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14 engine rpm signal fault or PIP circuit failure
15 eec processor or power to KAM interrupted
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17 cfi fuel control system fault or rich/lean condition indicated
18 ignition diagnostic monitor (IDM) circuit failure
19 cylinder identification (CID) sensor input failure
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22 manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor circuit out of range
23 throttle positioner sensor out of self-test range
24 air charge temperature (ACT) sensor out of self-test range
25 knock not sensed during dynamic response test
26 transmission fluid temperature out of self-test range
28 loss of primary tach, right side
29 insufficient input from vehicle speed sensor
31 egr positioner sensor below minimum voltage
32 egr positioner sensor below closed limit
33 throttle positioner sensor noisy/harsh on line
34 egr valve circuit out of self-test range
35 egr valve circuit above maximum voltage
38 idle track switch circuit open
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41 oxygen sensor circuit indicates system always lean
42 oxygen sensor circuit indicates system always rich
43 oxygen sensor out of self-test range
44 air injection control system failure
45 coil 1 primary circuit failure
46 coil primary circuit failure
47 4X4 switch is closed or oxygen sensor failure
48 coil primary circuit failure
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52 power steering pressure switch circuit open
53 throttle position circuit above maximum voltage
54 air charge temperature circuit open
55 key power input to processor open circuit
56 mass air flow circuit above maximum voltage
57 axod circuit failure
58 idle tracking switch circuit fault
59 automatic transmission shift error
61 engine coolant temperature circuit grounded
62 converter clutch error
63 throttle positioner circuit below minimum voltage
64 air charge temperature circuit grounded
65 charging system over voltage
66 mass air flow sensor circuit below minimum voltage
67 neutral/drive switch circuit open
68 transmission fluid temperature over temperature range
69 transmission shift error
70 data circuit communication link circuit failure
71 message center circuit circuit failure
72 insufficient manifold absolute pressure (MAP) change during dynamic response test
73 insufficient throttle positioner (TPS) change during dynamic response test
74 brake on/off (BOO) circuit open
75 brake on/off (BOO) circuit closed
76 insufficient air flow output change during test
77 brief wide open throttle not sensed during test
78 power interrupt detected
79 a/c on/defrost on during self test
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84 egr vacuum regulator (EVR) circuit failure
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86 shift solenoid circuit failure
87 fuel pump circuit failure
88 electro drive fan circuit failure
89 transmission solenoid circuit failure
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