Hello, the temperature gauge on my Explorer.

Tiny
RMOORE09
  • 1999 FORD EXPLORER
  • 220,000 MILES

Hello, the temperature gauge on my explorer never makes it to the middle. It takes a long time for the vehicle to warm up and eventually the gauge will rise but stop about a 1/3 of the way and lean torwards the cold end. The gauge will fluctuate sometimes when you put down the pedal. I had the thermostat checked and they said it was fine. Any suggestions?

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 AT 10:34 AM

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Tiny
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It is not fine. It is opening too early. Have it replaced with a 195 degree.

Roy

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 AT 11:44 AM
Tiny
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I'll do that. If the thermostat is bad, would the gauge not even move?

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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Nope, it would just stay partially open

Roy

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 AT 12:55 PM

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