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Old 11-13-2009, 09:13 AM
rix71gt rix71gt is offline
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Default 02 2.3 temp guage problem

hey I just bought an 02 ranger 2.3 5 speed. when driving up hills or under harder acceleration load after a bit or engine load suddenly the temp gauge will max out, no slow climb just a sudden max all the way to the peg. i have no idea what to think. just as fast as it goes up, it will suddenly drop again. someone please help
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:12 PM
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There's a coolant temp. sensor on the back of your intake that feeds the gauge what the temp. is. Or your truck might be getting that hot which is not good
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:14 PM
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it is rising way to rapidly for it to be getting hot, its a split second and it is suddenly maxed out, ill put an analog gauge in it too see if its getting hot
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:19 PM
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yup, the best way to monitor your truck temp. is to put in an aftermarket analog gauge.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:02 PM
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The temperature gauge on my 2001 2.3 Ranger stays at ZERO all the time I was wondering if ya'll thought I may need to replace the coolant temperature sensor.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:12 PM
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yup, the best way to monitor your truck temp. Is to put in an aftermarket analog gauge.
try this! Cheap? Yea.
I bought a 3 piece gauge set and put green rubber balloons on them and they are stunning,.....not to mention they give me an accurate engine temp.
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1999 Ranger xlt 4-door off road splash
4.0 ohv

3" body lift
2 10,000lb warn front tow hooks
265/75/R16 Wild Cats,stock alloys
Gabriel gold shocks
torsion bar twist 1"
Reese tow pack
K&N box air filter,removed air muff
Alpine deck w/ ipod
4-6" Fozgate 3-way speakers
HO alternator
Fozgate A series 150 amp,bridged
10" Mtx sub
Midland detach face cb radio,Maxrad whip

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