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Hello everyone, i am new to this forum. I just bought my friend's '97 Ranger with the 4.0 and the 5 speed. Even after driving around for a while, the temp guage barely goes up (like it's not warming up). The heat gets hot though....I have alot of automotive knowledge, but i have never worked on this motor....Should i try a thermostat and maybe a coolant temp sensor, or is there something else it could be......BTW, it's not low on coolant....Any help would be much appreciated!!
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Re: Coolant Temp Guage

My ranger definately runs on the lower end of the gauge, and like yours... plenty of heat. From what I have seen here, it is typical of rangers.
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Re: Coolant Temp Guage

Really?...That's odd as hell....I mean it's BARELY past the C...Right at the start of the "normal" zone....I bought a thermostat. Ima put it in tomorrow and see what happens.I think someone might have put a low temp (180) degree stat in it or somethin...all the other guages are right in the middle.....idk......
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Re: Coolant Temp Guage

Ok....I put a thermostat in today and now the guage reads right in the middle at all times.....I had a feeling the thermostat took a shit on me and was running too cool. So i put a new 195 degree stat in it....
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my thermostat always reads just a little above the cold side, and it always takes a while for it to heat up
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I got it fixed now. I put a new 195 degree stat in it now the guage stays right in the middle like it should...
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