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Temp gauge reading really high

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scooter122983, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. scooter122983

    scooter122983 1/2 ton status

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    I have owned my truck for a year now and for most of its life the temp gauge has read high. Not just in the red but the pointer is pointing directly to the right. What do I need to do about this problem its pretty annoying not knowing my water temp.
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Sender is dead, or the wire is disconnected. Fix the wiring and/or replace the sender. Possible the gauge is bad or the cluster wiring is flaky, but I've not seen that happen.

    Should be, depending on the truck, a green wire going to a sender on the driver's side of the block, in with the spark plugs.

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  3. obijuan

    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    try an aftermarket one, theyre much more accurate and fairly inexpensive and easy to install.
     

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