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Temperature gauge does not work. How can I test and repair?

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You can test the guage by removing the wire on the engine temp sender and then grounding the wire to a ground. THen turn the ignition to run and the temp guage should go to hot, and when ungrounded the guage will go to cold. The temp sender is a single wire sensor screwed into the intake manifold top left side of engine, with a red/white wire. PLease rate me as this will help me out . Thank you RJ

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USA answer, not in usa , ignore my post or post country?
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The coolant temperature information is conveyed to the instrument panel, through the PCM, from the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) gauge sending unit. To test the gauge sending unit, first test the gauge operation to make sure the problem is not in the gauge or gauge wiring.
end quote.

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