95 ford thunderbird

Asked by May 29, 2017 at 08:17 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 95 ford thunderbird the engine fan will not
come on the cars temperature gauge runs about
half way and the low coolant  light comes on. Do I
have a bad coolent sensor or what is the problem

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Sounds like you're very low on coolant. If you are and the coolant temperature sensor is not submerged in coolant (inside the engine) it will not be giving an accurate reading. So the computer won't know to turn on the cooling fans. For example a friend recently had a radiator hose burst. He got suspicious and pulled over because his temperature gauge suddenly dropped to the cold mark. That's because he'd lost most of his coolant and the temperature sensor was not reading correctly. He replaced the hose, refilled the cooling system, and everything went back to normal. Check and fill your cooling system. HTH. -Jim

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