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Tranny temp guage placement...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Feb 2, 2002.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Where should I tap into my tranny to hook up a temp gauge to it...I was thinking the drain plug in the pan or like the diagnostic port...what are your ideas on this...Oh the new tranny will will have an aux. cooler...

    Thanks,
    Chris

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  2. k5king

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    in the pan is probably the best spot,,you need to monitor the tranny fluid itself,make sure if you put it in the pan somewhere that it isn't going to get ripped out on a trail OR hit or interfere with the tranny itself.
    the best place is to have an in-line temp. gauge that you can put almost anywhere.you can make one with just a few fitting's to adapt from the 5/16's ? lines going to the cooler, to a "T" for your sending unit.but make sure it is the one coming FROM the tranny and not going to it. before the cooler,,not after .


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  3. Hossbaby50

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    I bought the B&amp;M tranny temp gauge, and installed it with the supplied T fittings in the lines going to the tranny cooler. It has worked well for me. Except I messed up and put it in the return line, not the sending line. I am just going to buy another guage, and have sending temp, and return temp.

    I ran the wire of the sending unit in the line up threw the transfer case shifter hole. It was an easy install, but messy.

    The gauge and everything else you need was in a kit that cost $47.

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