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corneuils75
hi im totally newbie to cars!!!!!!!!
can somebody tell how to make sure my temp gauge is working or how to fix it..
iv heard there are two temp gauges?
also i here a slight tapping noise near the engine block im totally stumped as to tell what it is????????
mintalkin
first check the fuse, if i remember right There are two sensors on the thermostat housing, the one you need to check/replace is the bottom one. This one sends the signal to the temperature gauge. The top one tell the fan when to kick in.
InstructorPiggy
how loud is the tapping noise?? and is it a 8valve cvh engine or a 16v 1.6??

Is there a problem with the temp gauge???

:)
roger4321
[quote name='corneuils75' post='55722' date='Dec 21 2009, 12:52 PM']hi im totally newbie to cars!!!!!!!!
can somebody tell how to make sure my temp gauge is working or how to fix it..
iv heard there are two temp gauges?
also i here a slight tapping noise near the engine block im totally stumped as to tell what it is????????[/quote]
If your temperature guage is not working, take the wire off the sensor and touch it to earth. The guage should now go all the way to the top, if it does then replace the sensor and if it does not then earth the wire at the guauge to make sue the wire between the guage and the sensor isn't broke if it still doesn't move check other side of gauge for a feed if there is one then the guage is faulty if there is not a feed then check the fuse wiring etc. 9 times out of ten it's the sensor that's faulty.
PICASSO
I've just put my late father's 1999 1.6 Escort Flight on the road and noticed that the temperature gauge only moves up slightly to the low end of the "normal" range when the engine is running (even on a 160 mile motorway trip).

Can anyone tell me how much the temperature gauge should move?

I just wondered if the thermostat might be stuck and the "normal" position of the gauge should be higher. The heater comes warm quite quickly, though. I'll check the sensor when the weather improves. Overall MPG is about 33 on the first tankful (half motorway/half local driving).

David
bevi
[quote name='corneuils75' timestamp='1261395727' post='55722']
hi im totally newbie to cars!!!!!!!!
can somebody tell how to make sure my temp gauge is working or how to fix it..
iv heard there are two temp gauges?
also i here a slight tapping noise near the engine block im totally stumped as to tell what it is????????
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hi, had this on my 93 xr3i. find the thermostat housing, it has two switches on it, a switch is a small block which you can disconnect, there should be one on the top of the thermostat housing which controls the cooling fan and one underneath the thermostat housing which controls the temperature gauge, i would suggest you change the bottom switch through ebay purchase or local ford dealer, new switch under 20, remove old one, fit new one, worked for me.
vinnyvangough
[quote name='PICASSO' timestamp='1324325207' post='157288']
I've just put my late father's 1999 1.6 Escort Flight on the road and noticed that the temperature gauge only moves up slightly to the low end of the "normal" range when the engine is running (even on a 160 mile motorway trip).

Can anyone tell me how much the temperature gauge should move?

I just wondered if the thermostat might be stuck and the "normal" position of the gauge should be higher. The heater comes warm quite quickly, though. I'll check the sensor when the weather improves. Overall MPG is about 33 on the first tankful (half motorway/half local driving).

David
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Sounds absoloutley fine mate


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