There's a problem in the sensor circuit, not necessarily with the sensor itself. If we're still talking about the gauge reading that high, the engine is not really overheating. Unplug the sensor, then measure the voltage on the wire with the ignition switch in the "run" position. See what the gauge reads. Next, use a jumper wire to ground that wire, then see what the gauge reads.
Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 9:30 AM