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Tuner temp vs. dash gauge temp

I have a 2003 7.3 pulling empty the tuner gauge reads up to 254 deg the dash gauge will read in the center and sometimes move up but never into the yellow or red any opinions what is going on would be appreciated.the tuner is an edge.
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The gauge on the dash is basically a idiot light. Once it moves to the hot position it's too late. I can't say how accurate the Edge is but if it's even close your probably going to need a new trans soon.

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Here's an interesting article on that subject -> dieselmann's editorial
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Thanks for the link lets me know the stock gauge's normal operating temp is wide. Any info on what would be causing the high temps. Like I said truck is empty. I want to pull a trailer this summer... The reason I purchased the truck . Any help appreciated.
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The stock cooler is really small but you still shouldn't be anywhere near those temps. You could flush the trans and check the flow at the same time but I suspect something is slipping to create that much heat. How many miles are on it?

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The truck has 160,000 on it. The trans was serviced about 6000 miles ago. Doesn't seem like any slippage is happening when. driving.
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You can't always feel the slipping, it doesn't take much to create heat. If you have a scanner you can check the slippage of the TC but even then it could be a internal clutch.

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