Temperature gauge going to the red

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My Name: eileen

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Hi I have a 2002 citroen 1.4 c3 sx when driving the temperature gauge shows 2 lights and then will go to 3 lights and after 10minutes it goes straight to the red,I pull the car over and turn off,when I lift the bonnet the fan is not moving,but when start the car again the temperature gauge is back to 2 lights,could it be the thereof state not opening,or could it be a nackered temperature switch there is power to the fan,am getting to frightened to drive the car incase it does any damage,does anybody no how to fix the problem please....
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My Name: C3driver52

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Welcome to the forum eileen

This has come up a few times,

Citroen C3 engine overheating and temperature warning lights

and the suggestion is to change the temperature sensor / sender as this has caused these problems in the past.

The Diesel and Petrol models have different engines and therefore different temperature sensors, unfortunately you posted in the Questions about a citroen C3 not related to the fuel type so I can't point you in the right direction for the cost of the parts :cry:
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