Featured Products from our Supporting Vendors. I have a 91 chevy 350 v8 engine. A broken temperature gauge can lead to expensive vehicle repairs. Proper name. The V in V6, V8, V12, V anything also must be capitalized. ? http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUN-CP8201/. when brake is pressed the radio comes on why? Can I ignore an oil leak and just keep it topped off? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Chevy. It should have a wrapped cover over it to protect it from damage or the heat being drawn out of the condector by something it may be laying on.. also check that is doesn't get cut by something vibrating.... Why do you keep buying something that does not work? Would getting a higher reading one be stronger? Get your answers by asking now. Jul 2, 2007 #1. This is a strange one. "Mechanical temperature gauges also utilize a bourdon tube. The gauge should read "hot" or the warning light should come on. When using this type of gauge it's important that the tube doesn't move or rub on anything. As the temperature changes, the pressure inside the bourdon tube changes, which in turn moves the pointer on the gauge.". Joined Sep 16, 2005. If the tube breaks the gauge stops working. Ummm, could you get a different brand? Autometer Water Temp Gauge Not Working Posted by 95CarbonEclipse, Jul 2, 2007. They have a sealed capillary tube and bulb assembly that is filled with temperature sensitive liquid that produces a proportional vapor pressure on the bourdon tube. Why would it take 8 days   For a quart of synchromesh  Fluid To improve the shifting greatly in a manual transmission? Why not have the original instrument? Who cares. You can pour it back into the radiator when you're done. "Mechanical temperature gauges also utilize a bourdon tube. A faulty sending unit, bad wiring connection, or the gauge itself are most likely to blame. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. How accurate is getting your car battery tested at Oreilys? Drain the radiator into a bucket before you start replacing it and you won't "loose a ton of fluid." Discussion Starter • #1 • Feb 1, 2011. Kinda hard to diagnose without knowing what the PCM is seeing, but since you haven't mentioned any codes, I'm going to assume the sensor itself is ok. My first guess is a bad connection somewhere between the PCM and cluster. Why can't it just be a normal wire........ so they work for a few months then randomly stop working. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. This is a mechanical gauge and that's a tube, not a wire. It is very important to test gauges to ensure they work properly, because an inaccurate reading can cause serious damage to the vehicle's engine or to the driver. If I buy a discontinued car model, how will I find parts. Basketcase Keeper of the Green. Still have questions? Please capitalize all proper names of cars. Question, is the engine temp the only gauge in your dash panel not working? Anyone have any idea? If the temperature gauge responds as described, but not when connected to the sending unit, the sending unit is bad. Complain to the company and see if they will send you a free one??? If a new car battery has the same CCA or higher, same post configuration and voltage as the old battery, would that battery work in my car? They have a sealed capillary tube and bulb assembly that is filled with temperature sensitive liquid that produces a proportional vapor pressure on the bourdon tube. Could you do without, why DO you have it? Also can I check the oil twice  a week to be shore it’s full? What the *** does it matter if I don't capitalize chevy. 95CarbonEclipse Proven Member. ). Support Vendors who Support the DSM Community, How to Use the Search Function Effectively, Common Newbie DSMer Mistakes & Misconceptions, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. This is a mechanical gauge and that's a tube, not a wire. Brand and model are proper names. Disconnect the stock gauge, make sure the aftermarket is hooked up to the right one (single spade connector), replace the thermistor (like $12, maybe). I'd recommend replacing that thermosensor at the same time... have to drain the coolant anyway to replace the thermostat, and it's a cheap maintenence-type thing to do. I only ask because I am using an aftermarket oil/temp gauge and I asked a tech if i could run the stock and aftermarket gauges from the same sending unit. Very annoying, every time I change it I loose a ton of coolant. I keep buying a new Sunpro Water Temp gauge all the time. I would venture to say that the motor seizing would NOT cause an increase in electrical flow. Please do so. The clicking could be the switch working, and it's losing power between it and the motor, but again, just an educated guess. You can sign in to vote the answer. DSMtuners was built to be a unique automotive enthusiast community where DSMers can find technical information to help them modify their Eclipse, Talon, Laser, and GVR-4 for high performance and racing and share their build with others. There are no relays, just the temp/fan control switch, the resistor and the motor. 1,279 3. How do you think about the answers? JavaScript is disabled. Apr 18, 2016 #3. There weird, they have like this Long copper wire that plugs into coolant port. We’re the ultimate Dodge RAM forum to talk about the RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500 including the Cummins powered models. Most gauges in today's cars run on an … 9 Posts . I have had one on my truck for over 15 years and it works fine... You have to watch HOW you install it. Get an electric one like this one, http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUN-CP8201/ and you won't have that problem. If the gauge reads higher than "cold" when you unplugged the sending unit, unplugged the wire at the temperature gauge.

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