DON'T TAKE OUT THE SENDING UNIT YET. Hope I got your attention before
it was too late. I suggest that you gently take the chrome bezel off the
front of the gauge(you'll probably have to loosen from dash a little first)
then the glass. Start the car and let warm till you think the gauge should
be reading something, then ever so gently nudge the needle a little and see
what happens. If it is like mine, it will take off, just stuck on the peg.
If it constantly needs a nudge then it has an internal problem, remove and
send for repair.
If problem persists try tests at the sending unit end.
Last season I took out the entire unit and tested it in hot water only
to find out the needle was just stuck on the peg. Even tapping on the glass
had no affect. Live and Learned.
Good Luck, Mark
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Houser <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 3:55 AM
Subject: "A" Temp guage not rising
> Good Folks,
> Started up the A coupe yesterday as I typically do over the winter
> season and after letting it run for a while I noticed that the temp
> guage, which usually works fine, was still sitting unmoved. Knowing this
> to be very odd, I opened the hood and confirmed plenty of heat in top
> hose and shut all off. Stuck thermostat?
> Any ideas?
> Dave Houser