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Sheps2007

Temperature Gauge Faulty?

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Hi folks,

I'm new to this forum and to being a Ford owner so sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place.

Bought a 2012 Ford Focus last week and noticed that when I turn on the ignition that the temperature gauge goes straight to 70 degrees (Centre) even when engine is stone cold.

Is this right? Or it something faulty?

Thanks

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Faulty sensor.  Should take short period on a cold engine to get to middle.  

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Thanks for the replies.

When you say a 'short time'.....how long is that?

Can the temp sensor be tested?

Cheers

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36 minutes ago, Sheps2007 said:

 

When you say a 'short time'.....how long is that?

 

From cold start a drive to my local supermarket,(dependent on outside ambient temperature) it has reached 'normal' temperature - 7 minutes...

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takes about 15 mins on my 2.0 tdci to even reach a quarter even tho heater warm. hardly ever seen it go up to half.   

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Mine never goes to 'half', just reaches the proper temperature of 85 ish...

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Thanks guys,

Must definitely be a fault then as, at its longest, it takes about 45 seconds for the gauge to go from cold to half way.

Ive done a gauge sweep test and the needles are all working fine so must be the temperature sensor?

 

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When you are in the test mode (where you did the gauge sweep) press the arrow buttons to step through the tests. One of the screens displays Eng T (C) and a number. This is the engine temperature that the cluster is seeing. Is it reasonable? 

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