if the guage doesnt move AT ALL, wire is off, sender is shot or the guage itself..
if it does move but not very much, thermostat is too cold, ie wrong one fitted, jammed open or missing altogether, or dirty terminals on the sender
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Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )
This happened to me. I replaced the thermostat with a ford one, now she sits just below half and never moves above that. The advantages was better fuel consumption and the heater kicks ass now. I see my thermostat opening and closing because I didnt drill the 3mm hole like people were saying to....it kind of looks cool seeing it work
1989 EA Fairmont Ghia 3 speed -cd player, xh snorkle, king springs, KYB shocks, tranny cooler, thermo fans, ef radiator
im thinking thermostat too, just replace it and see what happens!
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i replaced my thermostat because my car never moved from the blue with an aftemarket (non-genuine) one, and problem solved. I did notice however that someone had drilled a 2-3mm hole through the old one, as though they wanted the car to run colder. Why would they do this? Also I checked the thermostat in a bucket of water, and it wasn't seized open, so how can a tiny hole make this much difference?
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