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Old 02-14-2010, 06:15 AM
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Autometer trans temp nightmare

So, after getting a faulty sender from auto meter. i ordered a new one from JEGS, when i was putting the new one into the truck last night it was screwing in very easily then all of a sudden the sender sheared. I was shocked it sheared it wasn't even tight yet. So now i have half a trans temp sender in my transmission. has this happened to anyone? I think im going to take it to a shop to get it out i don't want to risk anything.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:26 AM
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Never heard of that before. You probably got one that was defective call the company.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:03 AM
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..ouch...just installed my autometer sender yesterday..no issues...that could be a costly bill..
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Did it need to be shimmed? Some transmissions will not allow the sender to go in all the way, and you have to shim them with washers so it doesn't bottom out. My guess is that your sender bottomed out, causing it to shear off. Get an "easy-out" set and remove it yourself.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:21 AM
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my other sender went in fine, even if it bottomed it didn't even feel tight on the ratchet and next thing i know it in half. ill email auto meter but i don't think there is much they can do.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:21 AM
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The good nes is that it didn't get tight first. This means that it should be easy to back out. Get in there with a pick or something and try to walk it out without damaging the aluminum.

As I recall from the last time I put one in, it's a pipe thread right? Shims wouldn't get you anything if it's a pipe thread as it needs to tighten in the threads for the seal.
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As I recall from the last time I put one in, it's a pipe thread right? Shims wouldn't get you anything if it's a pipe thread as it needs to tighten in the threads for the seal.
That's what I thought, but the directions said that's what to do. Luckily when I put my ISSPRO sender in, there was plenty of room, no worry of bottoming out.
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when i had autometers my temp sender broke off inside the transmission after a few days of driving. dont ask me how... i have no idea. get one from napa.
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well on a good note. Auto meter is sending me new sender as a courtesy. Real great people to deal with. now i just have to get my temporary "transmission plug" out this weekend.
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