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120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1997 Ford Aspire electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Ford Aspire Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 222006

(reported on)


  • 120,000 miles


I have a 1997 Ford Aspire automatic. I'm having problems with something that is making my hot/cold gauge registering at hot. I've replaced the temperature system, I've had the radiator flushed & refilled and then was told the core's in the radiator were clogged and needed to be routed, but 4 different mechanics said it would be too costly and to just replace it with a new one. So, I did. My gauge is still registering hot. It does not go to the red, but just to where the white line ends. A mechanic has put it through a test and has said that both cooling fans work and the relays are good. I've already spent just about $400 in repairs and labor alone What can I do to fix the problem? inaccurately

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

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