1997 3.8 temp gauge stuck on hot

Hulce211

New Member
Nov 1, 2019
4
0
1
36
Ventura, ca
My temp gauge is stuck all the way over on hot even with the key off. I inherited this car and looks like it has had some cooling issues in the past. I need to flush the cooling system as well its super dirty but it looks like the valve is busted? This is the kind of car that takes one step forward and 2 back where should I start?
 
  • Sponsors(?)


wmburns

SN Certified Technician
Aug 14, 2009
5,811
499
164
Houston Texas
IF the Cluster Dash temperature gauge is stuck on HOT even with the key off, IMO the problem is in the cluster gauge itself.


My odometer goes on and off?

V6 coolant refilling procedure:
 
Last edited:
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
W 1997 Mustang GT AC / Radiator fan acting up 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
H WTB/Trade WTB : 1997 Cobra IMRC controller SN95 Mustangs For Sale (1994-04) 0
D 1997 Cobra (New Owner Questions) SVT Tech Forum 1
B 1997 GT Snapping noise when stopping / accelerating FIX The Welcome Wagon 2
L 1997 Cobra Tune Question (and some background on the car) SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 3
J Progress Thread ANYONE INSTALLED A 1997 COBRA REAR END ASSEMBLY IN 65 COUPE? 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 3
rx79gez8gundam 1996-1998 4.6L SOHC Engine Harness Connector C210 Pinout SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 2
O 1997 Heater Return Pipe SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 0
J 1997 4.6 dead spot off idle SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 2
C Any links that detail computer codes (inputs/outputs resulting in check engine lights) - 1997 Cobra SVT Tech Forum 5
9 1997 cobra SVT Tech Forum 12
D 1997 4.6 gt ecm not communicating 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
D 1997 4.6 runs rough SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 1
E 1997 mustang brake lines 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
D 1997 4.6 Super charger help needed SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 10
B 1997 cobra motor finally toast after 180,000 miles 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
9 Please help!! 1997 Ford mustang GT Pi head confirmation 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 3
Stangel2001 1997-possible problems with wheel SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 2
J 1997 GT Horsepower Increase 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 3
R Whats up! I'm new to the forum! The Welcome Wagon 1
9 1997 gt no start SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 3
B 1997 Mustang key will not remove from ignition 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
Stangel2001 1997 v6 mustang 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
88LXSleeper 1997 v6 to new edge engine swap SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 3
9 1997 mustang gt running problems SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 0
88LXSleeper 1997 v6 rear end swap SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 6
M Interior and Upholstery Convertible GT 1997 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
F 1997 GT engine replacement 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
9 1997 mustang gt o2 sensor vaccum leak and idle problem SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 2
94GT/Cobra Engine 1997 gt 2v.. Putting heads back on after getting them from machine shop?? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 0
J 1997 3.8l convertible 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
J Non Mustang question.. Which 1994 - 1997 F-150 Truck did the 351 W Come in? like which trim? 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 3
D 1997 gt quest for more power SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 1
I Electrical 1997 no fire SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 4
M 1997 GT Upper Intakes 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 3
G 1997 stage 3 cam install now it sounds like a sewing machine SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 0
MoDriver For Sale 1997-2004 Ford Mustang Front Right Passenger side ABS sensor F7ZC-2C204-AA Wheels Tires Brakes 0
camgrind 1997 V6 stang water in floor pans SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 2
M 1997 GT - 5.4L 4v Navi Swap / Build-Up Thread 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 55
camgrind 1997 v6 water in floor pans SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 0
R 1997 GT speedometer not working SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 1
R 1997 gt SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 2
I 1997 4.6l ECU\PCM question 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 5
T Electrical 1997 - Alternator Blowing Fuses and Fusible links SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 2
S 1997 Cobra Oem Spark Plug Wire Holders 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
B 1997 Gt Electrical/tranny Problems 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 8
D Help!! Stock Audio Problems 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
9 Differences Between A 1997 - 1998 Cobra 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 7
P Expired 1997 Cobra / 26,500 Original Miles / Phoenix, Az / $13,500 SN95 Mustangs For Sale (1994-04) 0
D 1997 Gt Convertible - Turn Signals And Top Motor Fails At Same Time? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 1
Similar threads