Dodgy Temp Gauge
Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:29 AM
Car is still under warranty so going to get the garage to sort this, but I'm just curious as to what it could be!
While driving, once the cars heated to normal temp, the temp gauge will start to swing down to the 75'c mark (so a quarter on the mk2.5 gauge) and back again, then wander between the two marks as it sees fit.
At first I thought it may be movement related, as it only seemed to do it when the car is braking heavily, accelerating heavily, or cornering sharply...
However it then carried on while cruising on a flat road at 40..
Now I did drive through a puddle near the start of the journey, and I also left my lights on for 2 hours while at training this evening! Could a low battery or water on a sensor give these odd readings??
Heater still blows boiling hot and shows no signs of fluctuations when he needle moves!
Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:33 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:19 PM
It's in ford now, hopefully get it back tomorrow :s
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:40 PM
i'll see if i can get an in depth technical explanation for you just to excite you a bit more
Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:20 AM
Quite how this connection became loose is a mystery to me! But the problem seems to have gone away for now...
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:56 PM
Still, it sounds like the finding is another to add to basic diagnstics "check the wiring, if its not loose, check the sensor"
Hopefully it plays nicely for you now!
Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:59 PM
my problem is after driving from cold start with in 4/5 mins the temp gauge is at half way which to me is far to quickly most cars ive driven takes prob 10/15 mins to reach full temp any ideas would this could be??
Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:42 AM
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