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Why does the heat indicator go all the way to hot when turning the key on with engine not running?

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If you mean the engine temp guage, it's probably due to a faulty sensor

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    Carolyn Goad Apr 25, 2017

    Thank You...will check it out. Where would that sensor be located on a 2001 Ford Esape xlt 6 cyl?

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Not sure why. It shouldnt matter as long as it is correct while it is running.

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