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oguh
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May 12, 2010, 10:25 AM

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I have a 1998 honda accord and the temperature gauge goes all the way up as soon as I turn the ignition and stays up all the time. The car is not getting hot. I change the small temperature sensor but did not work. Can some one help?


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May 12, 2010, 11:54 AM

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Some ideas to get started:

Did you replace the correct sensor/sender?

Will gauge change or do the same thing if you unplug it? Indication that dash unit is operable.

For now that would be something to check out,

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oguh
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May 18, 2010, 9:40 AM

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Hi, I did disconnect the wire on the sensor and the gauge does not move. If I connect the wire it goes all the way up.


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May 18, 2010, 9:44 AM

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That would indicate a shorted sensor if your getting that reading with the engine off




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oguh
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May 18, 2010, 9:44 AM

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Yes, I did disconnect the wire on the sensor and the gauge does not move, if I connect the wire back on, the gauge goes all the way up.


oguh
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May 18, 2010, 9:46 AM

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All the readings are when the engine is on.


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May 18, 2010, 10:17 AM

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Then do it with the engine off and key on. If you get the same results, replace the sender.




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oguh
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May 18, 2010, 1:51 PM

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The sender is the same as the sensor??


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May 18, 2010, 1:54 PM

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It's not a sensor. It's called a sender when it's for the gauge. The sensor is for the computer input.




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Jun 2, 2010, 12:00 PM

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I installed a new sender, and it keeps doing the same. If I disconnect the wire the gauge does not move at all, if a connect the wire it does move all the way up. The pick tail looks little mess up but it seems like is doing its job since every time I disconnect the wire it does not move. Need to mention that the car is not getting over heated as a matter of fact the gauge move 60 seconds after I turn on the car and it does not go gradually it goes at once. Any suggestions?


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Jun 2, 2010, 12:28 PM

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What did you mean by the gauge didn't move at all when disconnected? Do you mean it drops to full cold or it remains at the last reading.




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