Your engine coolant temperature gauge has a sensor ( there is also a engine coolant temperature sensor that is used for the computer / PCM )
The engine coolant temperature sensor and coolant temperature gauge sender are located on the passenger's side of the engine, under the intake manifold.
Coolant Temperature Sensor
seriously? it tells you what temperature you engine coolant/antifreeze is. that is how your gauge on the dash knows what your temperature is at.
The 1995 Lincoln Town Car coolant temperature gauge sensor can be found on the front of the engine. The coolant temperature sensor will be a few inches above the thermostat housing.
This is called the Temperature light or gauge
Low Coolant? Weak Temerature sensor? Weak gauge Gauge working properly and recording the thermostat opening and closing as engine temperature fluctuates
Because the motor is running to hot try flushing your radiator and putting new coolant in.
Check coolant level Could be thermostat opening and closing due to engine coolant temperature flutuation
An inoperative temperature gauge will not alter how an engine runs, but the operator will not know if the water temperature has risen above normal without a properly working guage.
The engine coolant fan can keep running after the engine is turned off in any car because the temperature gauge is in the radiator. As long as the radiator is still hot, the fan will keep running until the temperature gauge says it has cooled enough.
If you mean the warning light just to the left of your engine temperature gauge that means that the engine coolant level in the coolant reservoir is low
Thermostat is the part which functions to maintain engine coolant temperature by restricting the flow ( open and close based on the coolant temperature ) to the heat exchanger ( radiator). Water temperature sender ( water temperature transducer ) is the one which signals the the water temperature gauge. so water temperature sender may not work and show the same value on the gauge. but engine temperature will rise and vary depending on the load. the engine will be cold when you start the engine after an overnight and if you touch some safe parts of the engine you will feel the temperature rise even if the gauge does not indicate it. hope this will help you. thank you.
There are several reasons this could be:There is no coolant in the engine to trigger the temperature gauge, this will cause complete engine failure very quicklyThe gauge, wiring or sender are badThe engine temperature control thermostat has jammed open or it has been removed.
Possible causes of gauge not working. Faulty gauge Blown fuse. Open circuit in wiring to the gauge. Temprature transmitter in engine faulty. ( most probably the actual fault ) Lack of coolant in the engine.
If you are referring to the temperature reading on the gauge, then it's possibly a bad thermostat.It will also read 'cold' until the engine has sufficiently warmed up.Lack of fluid (water and/or antifreeze) in the radiator.Low engine temperature (bad thermostat).Low coolant level.Bad gauge.Wiring issue.Coolant temperature sensor bad or not correctly grounded.Problem in an electornic control module.
Bad gauge or defective coolant temperature sensor
Temperature Gauge Sending Unit The sending unit is located in the front section of the intake manifold in the vicinity of the thermostat.
water temperature. 180-220 degrees
Low Coolant or faulty gauge
On the 4.0 L - OHV - V6 engine , follow the top radiator hose from the radiator to the engine where the thermostat housing is . There should be 2 coolant temperature sending units . I believe the smaller one on the left ( looking from the front ) is for your engine coolant temperature gauge and the larger one on the right is for the EEC - V system
The engine is overheating. The check engine light is not on because you have no problem with the emissions system which this light monitors.
On a 1997 Ford Explorer : CHECK ENGINE is just to the left of the " C " on the engine coolant temperature gauge ( Helpfull )
The Engine Coolant Temperature in the Engine is higher than it should be. Check your radiator coolant level - also your radiator may be clogged or thermostat may be stuck.