Tempature guage at half then moves upward.

Asked by Jun 19, 2015 at 12:38 PM about the 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i replaced the thermostat housing and thermostat along with sensors.  The guage starts
at hal when cold then moves upward as the vehicle gets warm.  What causes that and
how can I fix it?

2 Answers

17,770

When gauge starts to rise is the vehicle over heating ? If not sounds like you have a bad gauge or sensor that goes to gauge in engine block. And also did you bleed air from cooling system ?

17,770

Just read your question again if gauge starts out half way you definitely have a bad gauge or sensor to gauge. Thermostat gauge should always start out from lowest reading.

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