Temp gauge acting weird.

Asked by Aug 17, 2017 at 09:47 AM about the 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Past 3 days I'm having rough starts in the
morning. It runs fine the rest of day. Also
for maybe 5 months my temp gauge hasn't
been right. I just figured it was broken. It is
mostly stuck at cold on the temp gauge on
dashboard. Sometimes it'll go up a little or
even to normal. Sometimes going up or
down hills or sharp turns it'll move.
Yesterday I saw it go up to red and I pulled
over checked under the hood no smoke.
I'm just not sure because it's not really
been working so how do I know it's
overheated? I noticed when it's been off
for an hour I start up and fans kick on for a
few. Does the rough starts in morning have
something to do with this temp gauge?

1 Answer


Temperature coolant sensor? Thermostat been changed? Air in cooling system with your needle activity during turns? Any check engine codes?

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