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Old 04-07-2011, 12:32 AM
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i finally think i figured out why my temp gauge wasn't working thanks to the forum but now is the real question... where is the temp SENDER located in my 2.3?
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:50 AM
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Default Re: temp sender

if its a 2003 2.3 ltr, you follow the lower radiator house to the thermostat. to replace the sender ya gotta replace the whole thermostat housing. tell em you need a "thermostat housing" at the parts store, itl be around $100ish.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:01 AM
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Just like I said in the last thread you made about this, if it is taking your engine 10 minutes to blow warm air, the problem is not a temperature sensor. But if you don't want to listen, go ahead and throw random parts and money at it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:23 AM
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well fireranger i know its not the thermostat for sure i just replaced it and the old one was fine i boiled it and it opened at 192 like it should have i already replaced the temp sensor and the thermostat does open after like 10 minutes i can tell by feeling the upper radiator hose on it, it is also blowing full heat by the time which is whats leading me to believe that its gauge related or sensor/sender related
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:00 PM
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I know you already replaced it. You probably wouldn't believe how many times in the last 8 months on here people have had a bad t-stat, replaced it with a new one, and that new one was defunct too. As I said, the second leading cause is a failing water pump since it does not adequately circulate the HOT water where it needs to go.

Your didn't say any of that other stuff about testing things, feeling the hoses, etc. The only thing you did say was thati t takes 10 minutes to blow hot air which is too long. What else would I or anyone else suggest?

If you're convinced the stat is fine and the pump is fine, spend the $100 on a sensor and see if it helps.
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:48 PM
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as i far as i read the temp sender unit is on the engine block on the drivers side and i just picked it up for 5 bucks so we'll see if that works but the problem is the gauge is saying its not heating up which would mean the thermostat was stuck open but when i took the old one out it was closed so that's why i don't think its the stat
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:58 PM
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Yea I've never heard of it being part of the t-stat housing. I think he might be thinking of something else. The device your looking for as far as I know is as you described and its dirt cheap. So here's what I would do at this point. Replace that $5 part and see what happens. If it doesn't change the condition, then skip a cup of Starbucks and you're no worse off than you were before.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:06 PM
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yea that's what i figured for five bucks i'll give it a shot and hope it works i really appreciate all the help
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:55 PM
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i have a 94 ranger 2.3 my gauge doesnt move at all any ideas lmk thanks
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:28 PM
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i have a 94 ranger 2.3 my gauge doesnt move at all any ideas lmk thanks
Yeah. Replace the sender like we've been talking about this whole time. Do you have hot heat?
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:02 PM
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I've read that most of the early 90's 2.3s have this problem. The issue is that too much cooling at radiator, and at least for mine, this is what I have seen.
I put a small bit of cardboard in front and it warmed it up considerably.
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I've read that most of the early 90's 2.3s have this problem. The issue is that too much cooling at radiator, and at least for mine, this is what I have seen.
I put a small bit of cardboard in front and it warmed it up considerably.
There is no such thing as over cooling or the radiator cooling too much. That isn't how the system works. The thermostat will maintain the temperature by regulating the flow through the radiator. If it is running cooler than normal, the problem is the thermostat or water pump, not the radiator. Putting cardboard in front of will just lead to problems and doesn't actually fix what's wrong.

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:43 AM
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Yeah. Replace the sender like we've been talking about this whole time. Do you have hot heat?
ok where to i buy it and where to i begin im very handy just know really knw anything about fords and i have goot heat so i think the thermostat is good
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:49 AM
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uh, an auto parts store??
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:55 AM
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i guess if wats on ebay theres two theres a temp switch then there a coolant temp sensors one is one wire it looks it another has a plug on it what one do u think i neeed thanks

heres the search

http://motors.desc.shop.ebay.com/i.h...0.l1313&_rdc=1
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