Ford Escape temperature gage

Asked by Jan 26, 2016 at 09:34 PM about the 2002 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Ford escape and my temperature gage goes from the 1/2 to 1/4 after
I take off and when I stop I goes to 1/2.

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The car moving causes more air to flow through the radiator which cools the engine, stopping reduces the air flow and the engine heats up. I would check to make sure your engine cooling fan is working and that the radiator water level is good. Check it with the engine cold to be safe.

Best Answer

I check the fluid levels last night and it was low so I added more today and it was still fluctuating

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Your thermostat may also need replacing. You might want to go ahead and flush the cooling system, change the hoses and add new anti-freeze.

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