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Old 01-06-2012, 04:41 PM
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Trans temp.

Sorry to start another thread about this but I looked and couldn't find an answer. Just recently installed my gauges and am having an issue with the transmission temp. I know these take a long time to warm up, especially if it's cold out. It's been almost 60 degrees here the last few days and my gauge has not moved at all, not even to 100 degrees. The lights work on it and I checked my electrical connection to it, it works. Im thinking the gauge or sensor could be bad. Like I said, I know these take a while to warm up but I would think I would've seen some temp. on the gauge by now. This is with some in town and about 20 minutes of highway driving. Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:04 PM
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I know my truck won't come up to move the gauge with a fair bit of driving. Highway isn't going to make much heat because the Torque Converter is in lockup and very little slippage is occurring.

I have my sensor in my BD deep pan, about 1/2 way up.

Where is your sensor located? Are you running a deep pan/aftermarket cooler? If so, all that extra fluid takes time to heat up. Driving around town with O/D off for a while should get some heat, any time the TC is unlocked.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:07 PM
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My sensor is in the access port on the driver's of the tranny, right above the pan. I have a John Woods valve body and stock pan. So with OD off the converter will slip more as opposed to being in overdrive on the highway? I'll have to try it and triple check my connections again. The needle seriously doesn't even think about moving at all.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:18 PM
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OD off does not mean the TC won't lock. It means it'll stay out of 4th, which is OD.
Sometimes it's hard to see it if it barely hits 100*F, but if you keep the TC unlocked and do a bunch of stop and go driving or unlocked TC driving, it'll warm up fast.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:21 PM
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hmm......really thinking I might have a faulty gauge or sensor then. Honestly not too sharp with understanding unlocking and locking of the converter. haha
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:26 PM
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Ok, if you're off the gas and you accelerate and the RPMs don't jump up and down, then it's locked. If they go from really low to really high by hitting the accel (other than shifting) it's unlocked.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:40 PM
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Thanks! Makes more sense now. I'm still getting used to the feeling of it, especially since I just put my chip in.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:42 PM
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Well after checking the wiring, gauge, and sensor I found out the gauge was bad. Went and bought another one and installed it and it works perfect now. Hopefully autometer will warranty my broken one since it was brand new.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:59 PM
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Dang, not cool. Hopefully they will.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:52 PM
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Auto meter is usually pretty good with their stuff, they stand behind their product. Especially if it's relatively new.
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