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I´m a new Escort owner and new to FEOA. My ´94 Lx is running great, but the temp. gage is not working. It stays at the cold end. Should I be concerned? I´m guessing it´s a problem with the gage and not the engine. any way to tell for sure? Also, I´d like to get the gage working again.
Any ideas on how I can troubleshoot /fix the problem?
 

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well, if you want to do it yourself, get a Chilton or Haynes repair manual to help you out...otherwise you could screw something up...badly. You´ll probably have to take the dash apart to figure out what it is, it could be a sensor near the engine, could be a wire, or it could be the guage itself is broken. if you don´t want to do it yourself, you could take it to a GOOD shop and have them look at it. It´ll be more expensive.......
 

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is the car seem likes it warming up? If its not and your heater is almost useless then its probebly your thermostat. Or maybe the coolent tempeture sensor is pooched. Best to get it looked at.
 

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i dont know about a 94 but i tried all the troubleshooting for a temp gauge in my 91 tracer, to include tearing the dash apart. for some reason all was fixed after i had to replace the starter. i would check all the connections. hope this helps
 

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Yes the car seems to be warming up normally, heater blows hot, and the car runs fine. If the probs a bad sensor, loose wire or bad gage, it shouldn´t effect the cars operation, right?
I´m not sure I´m up to ripping the dash apart myself, but I do want to get the gage working again somehow. Driving the car in the meantime shouldn´t hurt it any, right?
Thanks for your advice.
 

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well..... anybody???
 

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OK, took my 94 to the Ford dealer to have them look into why the temp gage didn´t work. They replaced both the sender ($13.14) and the thermostat ($13.25) which is pretty cheap I think, although the labor was $132.60.
Anyway, everything´s just hunky-dory now!
 
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