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Old 12-08-2009, 08:10 PM
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Newbie ?...Water temp sender?

I have a 1997 Econoline 7.3l. Water temp guage doesn't move much. I'm thinking of putting in an Autometer Mechanical Water Temp guage. Where might I plug in the sender to get the water temperature reading? Does it go into the block like a transmission fluid sender?

Kent
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The water pump has a plug on the drivers side under the thermostat housing. I believe it was meant to be access for a coolant filter, as that is where most of us plumb our coolant filters. The cooling system on these are very robust, seeing one run in the midway range is not very normal. I know all the trucks I have seen have always run about the 1/3 mark.

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Installation on a Ford Powerstroke

Heres a great picture

link Installation on a Ford Powerstroke
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dieselmanor.com/diy/Ford_water73.htm

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Do yourself a favor and go and get a new temp sensor form Ford I got 2 from Napa that didn't register at all. The one from Ford was actually $1 cheaper.
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Fred, thanks for the link with the pic....that helps a lot.

NCH, it must be pretty robust. After driving an hour or so, I could put my hand on the radiator....it wasn't very hot.

Kent
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Fred, thanks for the link with the pic....that helps a lot.

NCH, it must be pretty robust. After driving an hour or so, I could put my hand on the radiator....it wasn't very hot.

Kent
Maybe your thermostat is stuck open. When that happened on my old 6.9 I couldn't even get any heat out of it, and the gauge barely came off the peg.
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