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Temp gauge goes to HOT but car doesn't overheat. No leaking…

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Temp gauge goes to...

Temp gauge goes to HOT but car doesn't overheat

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?

No leaking but it appears to be low

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2010 Ford Escape

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes and nothing just happened this morning

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago

This can only be one of two thing. The temp sending unit or the gauge.

You can check both with a scan tool.

Many parts stores loan out this toll too.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does not replace a
repair shop. So please don’t shoot the messenger if I have to
deliver bad news:)
If you are satisfied with my answer, I would greatly
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Thanks, Ron

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me
My goal is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. I may not
always have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but my job is
to get you on the right track, which I always do. I can’t hear,
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