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Temperature Gauge Not Working In Dash?

Discussion in 'ZX2 1998-2004 2.0L DOHC' started by ddemier7, Feb 21, 2019.

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    ddemier7 FEOA Member

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    My 2000 Zx2 with a DOHC 2.0 the temperature gauge is not working. Any idea why and what exact part do I need to fix?
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    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    Is your gauge stuck in the middle?


    There is a black box on the negative terminal. This gets corroded and can cause grounding issues. I think the cluster gets a ground from this.
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    I have had a bad connector on the sensor that drives the gauge. Its the sensor with only a single wire going to it. The gauge just stayed at the extreme left. With another one of my Escorts, replacing the sensor fixed the problem, though it still might have been a bad electrical grounding of the threaded brass sensor to the housing it was in.
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    If you decide to replace the sensor, it's the one on the bottom of the thermostat housing. The other one is for the computer.
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    Any recommendations on what brand is the best to replace sensor with on the bottom of thermostat housing? I will check that little black box again but I didnt see any corrosion on it last I looked. My battery is spotless when it comes to corrosion.

    I made the thermostat modification on my 2000 so I have the 1998 thermostat housing as this type uses the screw in type sensors not the clip in type.
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    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    I would get a motorcraft sensor.
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    Any reason why Motorcraft? Is that Oriellys brand or Autozone?
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    I just prefer to use oem sensors. Motorcraft is fords brand and can be bought online or at O’Reillys
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    Nice thankyou.

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