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Temp gage on my 1998 explorer does not work. any ideas?

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Hi, the sensor is at the top front of the engine. Remove the connector, and turn the key on. The gage should read cold. Now use a paper clip in the connector to connect the 2 terminals--the gage should read hot. If that works, replace the sensor.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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Hi and welcome to FixYa!

It can be a faulty temp sensor that's why it doesn't work. There are two locations to look at, it can be on the lower part of the radiator or it can be on the engine block. You will need to remove the connector then twist the temp sensor counter clockwise then replace. Once replaced you'll be good.

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Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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