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My Gage in the car is showing hot but it's not running hot

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My Gage in the car is showing hot but it's not running hot 2006 Ford escape
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: No leaks fluid level is fine
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Well people are telling me it's the heat sensor
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 3 months ago.

Hello, does it have the 4 or 6 cylinder engine?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 3 months ago.

Ok thanks. It is possible that the engine coolant temp sensor is not reading correctly, if you are sure the engine is not actually overheating.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It is not over heating
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 3 months ago.

ok then you will want to replace the coolant temp sensor to start with. since it is the cheapest and easiest.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 3 months ago.

Do you have any other questions on this?

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