Tempature gauge immediately goes to half

Tiny
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  • 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 28,000 MILES
95 Maxima temp gauge goes to half (normal) when power is applied. Fall's to cold when power is cut off. No other problem's w/ gauge. Heat, operating temp is also fine. Sending unit or short? Thanks. John
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 7:06 PM

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Tiny
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Correction. Millage is 280,000
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 7:09 PM
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If its reading half
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 7:56 PM
Tiny
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If its reading half way thats not overheating. You could need a coolant temp. Sendsor.
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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Let's try again. Gauge spring's to half at once upon cranking car. It does not creep to its correct (half) position. Thanks.
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 2:39 PM
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I would replace the coolant temp sensor. Try disconnecting the temp. Sensor. Then watch the gauge then youll have you answer. Looks like a nice car. Ty for using 2carpros
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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Will give a try.
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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Disconnected temp sensor as instructed, and gauge stills spring's to the half position.
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Monday, February 27th, 2012 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
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As mentioned, no luck disconnecting temp sensor. Gauge still springs to half when powered. Is my next step the gauge?
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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 AT 2:56 PM
Tiny
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Have made a second donation. Any new news on my problem?
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Sunday, March 4th, 2012 AT 2:48 PM
Tiny
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Youll need to remove the speedo head and unplug it all the gauges if they return to zero there good
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 AT 4:00 AM
Tiny
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Speedo head? Location. I'm assuming that its either the gauge itself or the sending unit? Sounds as if these are the only things that could a faulty reading. Thanks
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 AT 3:51 PM
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The gauge is in the speednometer with all the other gauges. Youll need to removethe
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 9:01 PM
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Top dash so u can unplug the head. So u can see if the gauge drops to 0
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 9:11 PM

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