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AnswerIt might be the temperature sensor / sending unit.

This is actually a pretty easy, and cheap fix. They're usually on the upper right corner of the engine - and just screw-in/out.

The folks at the auto parts store should be able to point it out for you on your specific engine.

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Q: What would cause the temperature gauge on your 1994 Ford Taurus wagon to fluctuate in first 5 to 10 minutes of driving?
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