07 ford focus

Asked by grashopp Aug 28, 2019 at 11:23 AM about the 2007 Ford Focus ZX3 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 07 ford focus 2.3 when im at a stop or just
sitting idling for a long period of time the temp
gauge creeps over towards hot until the fan kicks
on than it goes,back toward the middle what
causes this to happen

4 Answers


I'd suspect a defective engine coolant temperature sensor or a bad fan temperature switch.

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To me, "temp gauge creeps over towards hot" doesn't sound normal.

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If the fan kicks in to compensate and it returns to a normal temp it is . lets say it didn't get hot enough for the fan to kick on , what would the need of the fan be ? "Creeps over towards hot" any vehicle would after being started as most run near 200 degrees. The question is, is it near over heating or not. If is doesn't have a clogged catalytic converter, isn't low on coolant and doesn't have a blown head gasket or any other issue that would cause overheating then it is normal.

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