Re: 96 ford taurus gl with gremlins
"shadetree mx" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ok folks got a 96 for taurus with a 3.0l eng just the basic one, not
> the fancy DOHC.
> Seems I have a short somewhere but I can't find it. the temp guage
> seems to move up and down with pressing of the brake pedal, blinker
> switch, power windows and door lock will all trigger the temp guage to
> move slightly or as with brake pedal just keep going to redline
> while at a stop light. as soon as i start off again the guage will go
> back down. I have replaced the alternator once already that solved
> some other problem I had. I have traced the wires from alt to fuse box
> no breaks or chaffing I can see and continuity is good thru wires.
> cleaned every connnection I can find and it still has a problem. Also
> heater fan has prblem running at a constant speed when at idle and
> won't blow hot air if yoo sit at idle to long.
> any suggestion or had same problems.
Yopu have TWO problems:
One, you're low on coolant... that's what causes the heat rise to red and
loss of warming at idle.
Two , the instrument cluster or engine has a bad ground
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!