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My temperature Gauge isn't moving. Is it busted? Do I need to replace it?

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WEll, you need to have knowledge of the engine temprature. Usually the sending unit is the issue, pretty rare for dash gauge problem.

To test, remove the lead to the temp sender and ground it, then look at the gauge....(with key in on position, but not necessarily with engine running.

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