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Old 03-03-2011, 02:32 AM
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Default 2.5l temp gauge not working at all-little heat

So I dont know if the code will tell me the culprit or not- hasnt so far. Im used to a jeep 4.0 so this thing has me baffled
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: 2.5l temp gauge not working at all-little heat

Either your thermostat is stuck open or the impeller on the water pump is corroded away and not circulating enough coolant. I would look at the thermostat first.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: 2.5l temp gauge not working at all-little heat

Got thermostat and temp sending unit today for 15 bucks with gasket so ill put em on and see. Noticed that the temp gauge finally moved while I was charging the air so I figure thermostat is most likely culprit, but I need a good coolant flush as well.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: 2.5l temp gauge not working at all-little heat

It usually is. Glad it was an inexpensive fix.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:50 AM
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Default Re: 2.5l temp gauge not working at all-little heat

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Got thermostat and temp sending unit today for 15 bucks with gasket so ill put em on and see. Noticed that the temp gauge finally moved while I was charging the air so I figure thermostat is most likely culprit, but I need a good coolant flush as well.
what tstat did you get? make sure you get all the air out
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:10 AM
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what tstat did you get? make sure you get all the air out
^^ Park Uphill, No really, just like you do with the 4.0L in a Jeep to get air out through the t-stat housing.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: 2.5l temp gauge not working at all-little heat

awesome advice guys. I love this forum
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:03 AM
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awesome advice guys. I love this forum
what brand tstat did you get

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so i dont know if the code will tell me the culprit or not- hasnt so far. Im used to a jeep 4.0 so this thing has me baffled
what code?
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