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Temp gauge does not work all the time

Okay we just bought a 2000 mercury cougar and the temp gauge seems to be normal and then it will just go back to zero while driving around. Can anyone tell me how is the best way for me to check things out? Thanks

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I have the same car. All my gauges went out though and then came back on. If you get a battery light on then you have a big problem. This car is electrically crappy.

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THIS PROBLEM IS CAUSED BY A STUCK OPEN ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM THERMOSTAT.

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