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03 Jun 2015 19:12 #145364 by Malc.T
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Hi Guys,
I have a question for you,
I own a 03 plate jimny, the temperature gauge on the dash stays at mid way up the dial, it only zeros when l turn off the ignition. I guess its the coolant temperature sensor, l haven't a clue under the bonnet, so is it the sensor? and where can l find it on the engine?
Thanks
Malc.

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03 Jun 2015 19:26 #145365 by gusthegorilla
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Hello, Malc....forgive me if I'm missing something here, but isn't the mid-position where a temp gauge should be under normal running conditions? I assume you do mean while the engine is running!)

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03 Jun 2015 22:06 #145380 by Busta
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Sounds like it's working ok?! As long as it doesn't jump straight to the middle when you start the car from cold (it should take a couple of minutes to get 'up to temperature') then it's fine. As the sensor is electrical, it will always drop to zero when you switch off the power.

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06 Jun 2015 19:27 - 06 Jun 2015 19:41 #145546 by Rhinoman
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It sounds normal however an O3 model will be EOBD so you can buy a cheap scan tool to check the temperature that the ECU is seeing, the dash gauges vary considerably.

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07 Oct 2019 16:51 #214429 by teddy
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hi gus my temp guage goes to top after about 3 minutes of engine running .. im on 3rd temp sensor as thats what fault came up . but after replacing sensor 3 times it no different .. any suggestions please ?? . thermostat has also been replaced ,,, ted

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07 Oct 2019 17:47 #214433 by Lambert
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Sounds like an air locking issue. They shouldn't be too difficult to bleed but they can occasionally give issues if the thermostat is not a genuine part or isn't seated properly and the right way up etc. It's also possible that a minor blockage can cause bleeding issues too.

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