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Old 09-17-2007, 06:40 PM
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Temp Gauge

I am having a problem with the temp gauge on my 96 F250. The needle moves, but not very far. It will move to the white line, right after the C, but that is it. It seems to fall back down during city driving and come back up on the interstate. Additionally, the air coming out of the vents is warm, but not hot. I thought the thermostat was bad, but I removed it, and seems to be functioning normally. Just wondering if this is common on Fords (I had a 95 Mustang V6 years ago that did the same thing). If this is common on Diesels, or if this is a genuine problem. Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:08 AM
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My gauge hasn't worked since I got the truck. I have an aftermarket gauge mounted down below. I had the sensor replaced last week because when the guy before me installed the aftermarket temp gauge the computer had no way of knowing how warm the truck was. They tried to hook the factory gauge back up when they replaced the sensor and it still didn't work. Something in the dash maybe?...
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:08 AM
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The temp gauge in our trucks are no more than a idiot lite with a needle, thats why i put a gauge in mine.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:21 AM
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i have a stock 96er, which is much different than yours. my engine temp won't drop a significant amount on the gauge unless my engine sits idling for at least 10 minutes. you may have a bad sensor on the engine.
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