Cant figure out why The high temp gage goes on when the fliuds are full or near filled. Its close to 260 degrees whan only going around the block?

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Asked by Dec 20, 2010 at 12:47 PM about the 1996 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Its a 96 wagon 1.3 sec inline4 88HP Has new (non factory rad and new temp gage) It over heats ( or so it says) I have done everything including Rad flush new fluids and what not It still claiming blasting point

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have u replaced the thermostat...

first check the motor to see if it is really that hot,is it boiling oun into overflow tank,it could be a bad guadge,other bad rad cap,thermostat,water pump.

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