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My dash is showing a F in the middle of the cold and hot on tempeture gauge,what does it mean

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SOURCE: where should my temp. gauge in the panel be?

Yes, the middle range is normal. You only need to worry if it stays at the bottom, or goes into the top 1/3d of the gauge.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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Just fixed this problem myself.

In addition to the above description, my service engine light came on about a week after the gauge stopped working.

Took it to Auto Zone and had them do an error code scan, this is a free service of AutoZone.

Code P0126 - Coolant Temp is always low.

3 possible causes

1) Check Engione Coolant
2) Thermostat defective
3) ECT sensor defective.


I added approx two pints of coolant. The Check Engine Soon light went out and the temp gauge started working again.


Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: temp gauge on dash panel goes from cold to hot without engine run

i had a problem similar to this a few years back. it would constantly say it was over heating when it was fine. turned out being a grounding strap had came loose. in my case my loose strap was located along the firewall back by the coolant reservoir

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SOURCE: My temperature gauge on my 97 honda is on the line

Yes, you are correct. It should below middle line. The best is 2/3 full scale of Blue zone. And never attempt it reach the red zone because it is danger for your car. Please check your cooling system and temperature sensor for malfunction then.
Regards, vote please, Jay

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