temperature gauge not working


Asked by Nov 06, 2015 at 10:58 AM about the 1995 Ford Contour 4 Dr LX Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

temp gauge isnt working.. replaced the sensor and wiring harness for sensor
and still isnt working.. havnt been able to locate a fuse for gauge..anyone
have any ideas on what the problem may be?

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Remove the wire for the gauge at the sending unit. Touch it to something metal that's not painted to ground it. Switch on the ignition for a moment. The needle should swing to hot immediately. If not, the problem is in the wire going to the gauge, or the printed circuit behind the instrument cluster. If it does swing to hot, sending unit is bad. Don't use any sealant on the threads of the sending unit either or it won't work. HTH. -Jim

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