1998 F-150

Tiny
KNUCKLEHEAD1218
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  • 1998 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 159,000 MILES
I have a 1998 F150 check engine light comes on and temp gauge gos all the way up. If I turn engine off for about 15 to 30 seconds it gos back to normal. Can someone help please. Thanks
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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 2:31 AM

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Tiny
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Get codes read.
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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 2:56 AM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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The check engine light is coming on because the temp gauge is going into the danger zone. If the vehicle cools off in 15 to 30 seconds, it doesn't sound like it is overheating. Check the temp sending unit and wiring to it.
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 1:15 AM
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FIXITMR
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You can pick up a pocket infrared temp reader from harbor freight for $20 or less on sale and read actual engine temp to see if it's overheating. Very handy little gadget.
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 7:01 AM

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