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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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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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