Why didn't the indicator temp gauge move?

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Asked by Nov 08, 2013 at 06:14 PM about the 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD

Question type: General

I just bought an 04 ford escape. The indicator temp gauge after driving for about an hour
was still just a little above cool.  Is that normal? Please answer I am at my wits end, I
have been looking for an suv for almost 6 weeks and finally bought my 04 ford escape
today.. Thanks, Erika

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Oh I also had the heat on that worked fine, I turned on the cool vent air on and that seemed to work too. The seller said the air works, so what could it be or is this normal??

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96,585

Ford gauges are just another word for guessing sticks, to find out what it is really running at you need to have a code reader that has a live data setting, that way you can see what each sensor is telling the computer. Money well spent if you plan on working on the rig yourself.

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Sounds like a bad temperature gauge sending unit. Your vehicle may use two. One for the gauge on the dash and one (coolant temperature sensor) for the computer. If yours is in fact bad be sure to specify you need the one for the gauge on the dash. HTH. -Jim

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Also there is NO check engine lights on or any other warning lights.

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96,585

That's a good thing, that means that there are no hard faults, so the sensors are within specs.

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Have the thermostat checked--could be stuck open not allowing the engine to heat.

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