Temperature gauge faulty?

Tiny
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  • 2002 FORD ESCAPE
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
As soon as I turn the key to the on position the temperature gauge for the coolant goes to halfway point and stays no matter the temperature of the engine. I replaced the temperature sensor and still the same. I was wondering if my vehicle has a temperature sender too? If it does could this be my problem?
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 6:25 PM

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Tiny
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Thanks for your reply, No I changed the sensor I guess, it was located close to the thermostat, where is the temperature sender located on my escape? Does the sender controls the gauge? I really do appreciate your time, and another question, if the sender is bad, would it effect the performance of my vehicle?
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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This it what I changed, I added a photo.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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SENDER IS FOR THE GAUGE

YOUR CAR DOES NOT CARE IF YOU HAVE AN ACCURATE GAUGE! (IT IS THERE FOR YOU TO MONITOR FOR AN "OVERHEAT SITUATION") IT ( SENDER AND GAUGE) HAS NO INFLUENCE ON PERFORMANCE

THE SENSOR TELLS MR. COMPUTER THE ENGINE TEMPERATURE SO IT CAN CREATE THE BEST AIR/ FUEL MIXTURE (WHILE ALSO USING INPUT FROM THE OTHER SENSORS ON BOARD)

HERE IS THE "SENSOR" THAT TELLS THE COMPUTER THE TEMPERATURE.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/carquest-by-bwd-temperature-sensor-wt5067/15970002-P?searchTerm=coolant+temperature+sensor

BELOW I FOUND THE "SENSOR" IN A DIAGRAM FROM "PRODEMAND"

I WAS UNABLE TO FIND A DIAGRAM FOR THE "SENDER" (SORRY!)

THIS HELP ANY?

THE MEDIC

(YOUR PICTURE DID NOT SHOW UP)

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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OKay, sorry, but guess I gotta keep looking!
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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GOOD LUCK!

I REALLY LOOKED HARD FOR A DIAGRAM, NOTHING.

(AGAIN, SORRY!)

KEEP US POSTED!

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 8:06 PM
Tiny
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No problem, I am just not sure if it has a sender or not, but I guess there has to be if they sell it. I have looked everywhere online and cannot locate it either, just frustrated, but sincerely thank you for your time. And thanks for the help. I was was just worried about not knowing if the vehicle is overheating or not.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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I DID A LITTLE ASKING AROUND

SOUNDS LIKE IT IS BEHIND THE AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR/ FRONT OF BLOCK/ CLOSE TO THE OIL FILTER.

LET ME KNOW IF THEY WERE RIGHT.

THE MEDIC
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Thursday, April 28th, 2016 AT 4:03 PM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks I will look shortly, I will let you know if I locate it.
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Saturday, April 30th, 2016 AT 2:15 PM
Tiny
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I believe I located it, but the problem is that it looks nothing like the part they sell at Autozone or online, it has a connection for a single wire, all the parts I have seen online have two wires. I unplugged it though thinking that if I did so the temperature should not move at all, but unfortunately still the same thing. I have been told that I could have a bad cluster, and may need replacing. What's your input on that?
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Saturday, April 30th, 2016 AT 3:44 PM
Tiny
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I GOT ON THE FORD SITE

VERY COMPLICATED IN NAVIGATING IT

I WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANYTHING AFTER SPENDING OVER AN HOUR THERE

IT WOULDA BEEN NICE TO HAVE FOUND SOMETHING, EVEN NICER IF I COULDA FIGGERED THE DARN SITE OUT, I WAS MORE LOST COMING OUT THAN GOING IN

HERE'S WHAT I FOUND AS FAR AS "LOOKS" GO (2 WIRE)

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/search.oap?year=2002&make=Ford&model=Escape&vi=1385276&keyword=coolant+temperature+sensor%21s%21sender

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Monday, May 2nd, 2016 AT 7:54 PM

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