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Purpose Of Thermostat Electric Connector?

09 December 2013 - 07:51 PM

Hi all. Following on from a previous enquiry, I had my thermostat changed today, and discovered that there was no electrical connector on the old one.

What purpose does it serve, as I've read different views. I had mine changed in an attempt to improve the in car heating.

I was also told that the fan comes on at 89 degrees! I guess the temp sensor is next. Does this measure metal temp, or coolant temp?

I've just spoken to my Mechanic again and he said that my car doesn't have any wiring for the electric part of the thermostat either!

I'm really confused now, as I thought that all Mondeos like mine had this feature. Any ideas?



Coolant/ Radiator Sensor Faulty?

09 December 2013 - 02:19 PM

Hi all. I recently had the thermostat replaced in my 1.8 petrol Mondeo, as the heater was taking ages to get warm enough, although the temp gauge climbs to 90 degrees fairly quickly.


The garage said that my radiator fan is coming on at only 89 degrees, which may show why the heater isn't great! The temp gauge doesn't change when the fan comes on either, as you may expect it to do.


Is there a combined sensor on these cars, as that could provide a reason for these faults, or are they all separate? ie Radiator fan sensor, coolant temp sensor etc.


Many thanks




Heated Front Screen Problem. Help!

15 September 2013 - 07:34 AM

Hi all, I've just bought a lovely 2004 Mondeo from a Ford Dealer. I used the heated front screen for the first time yesterday, but it doesn't seem to be working at all.


The switch lights and the engine revs drop, but nothing happens at the screen. There aren't any chips in the screen, so I'm at a loss as to why it doesn't work!


I tried phoning Fords to see whether the warranty would cover it, but they're not there.


Thanks in advance