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Transmission temp?

O.K. I got my guages in, but my trans temp is running high. What should I expect for temps and what is too high?

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Mine normally stays around 140 or so cruising around, if you start seeing over like 215 I would start to get a little worried

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they usually run about 80 degrees above ambient temps...


what temps are you seeing?
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anything above 215 is high. I usually run 140-150 degrees empty.

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I am running 215 to 250. It gets there pretty quick and just stays there. I wonder if I have a bad guage. Just installed new autometer this weekend and never had a guage before. It sits at about 200 and slowly climbs while just idleing? Any suggestions?
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that is way too hot.... your cooking your trans at those temps...

could be a bad gauge... might want to install a new one or check all your grounds... it shouldnt be idling at 200....
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Yeah anything over 200 is bad thats when are starting to decrease your tranny's lifespan.

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check your grounds, had the same problem. Found out I had a bad ground. Fixed it, and I don't see anything above 150.

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Fixed!!! Bad ground. Thanks!!!
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glad to hear you got it fixed

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