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KIA SPORTAGE HEATER PROBLEM

2000 Kia Sportage • 208,000 miles

My temperature gauge on my 2000 Kia Sportage does not work. When I turn on the ignition, the needle just Does Not move. I have checked the fuses (under dash drivers side) and engine compartment (passenger side) checked connections at the thermostas (not sure if Im naming it right) that screw into the thmostat housing (2 of them) flushed radiator (new antifreeze) still nothing. Oh by the way my heater core is leaking so the heater core is bypassed (If this information is of any help). Any ideas or suggetions? Thank you. RW
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Guest
November 24, 2012.




At the thermostat, there are 2 sensors. One is the coolant sensor and the other is the gauge sender. The sender is usually 1 wire.

Check it to be sure you find it

Roy
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ASEMaster6371
Nov 25, 2012.
Found the one wire sender, replaced it with new sender, still no change. Needle still doesnt move.

Tiny
7622
Nov 25, 2012.
Replaced the Gauge sender unit, checked connection at the back of temp gauge (all tight) still no temp indicator, any other options?

Tiny
7622
Jan 5, 2013.

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