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Old 01-04-2005, 02:58 PM
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Ok so I had to swap my temp cluster out for a new one as the temp guage was not working. That was a success. Here is my situation. The guage now moves slightly to say it is working but when the car warms up it stays at the same position. Any ideas on what it could be?? Sensor? Wiring? any help would be great.
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How much does it move ? The bottom line is 100F and the 1/4 mark is 195F. At 180F mine sits about 2/3 of the way from the bottom to the 1/4 mark (straight up is 220F). The guage is not linear.
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I am in canada so it is just a hair below the 40 degree Celcius mark or 100 degrees Farenheit
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Your gauge should be a bit higher than this



Thanks again to Jr for the pic, lmfao.

In our cars the first line is 40 though so the needle itself will still be sitting in the same position. He is using a 180 stat so that is why yours should read at the line or just above it at normal operating temp while driving.
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ok guys again I stress I am in Canada......I have 40 where your 100 is.........my question was what should I be checking ..... the guage stays as if the engine is cold.....Thanks
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ok guys again I stress I am in Canada......I have 40 where your 100 is.........my question was what should I be checking ..... the guage stays as if the engine is cold.....Thanks

Read my post again. Below the pic
I am also in Canada.

as for what to check, have you checked yout thermostat, it may be stuck open.
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Good scan tool will give a digital readout of the actual coolant temperature indicated by the sender. Scan tool and fuel pressure gage are two tools anyone intending to keep one this old should have right behind a factory service manual.

Factory gauges are so innacurate that they might as well be none, some, or too much
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If the guage was open would I not have no heat? Yes I agree at the scan tool....and the service manual....both of which I will purchase later....I have some immediate repairs to do to the car...
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when I said guage in my last post I meant thermostat...sorry
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