In years past (such as on my 1989 Plymouth Voyager), Chrysler used two temp sensors: a 2-wire sensor at the thermostat to control the radiator fan, and a separate 1-wire sensor for the coolant temp gauge. If your 2.4L is still like this, the sensor mentioned above won't be the cause. Look carefully on the cylinder head for any 1-wire connections.
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