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I just installed my trans temp gauge tonight and on my way home the needle never moved. I am just wondering if it was too cold to make it move or if my power wires are not hooked up right. I wasn't pulling anything, i wasn't driving hard, and i only drove about 15 miles to get home. The outside temp is about 29F right now. So do you think it just didn't warm up above 100?

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I'd guess not hooked up right.


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ya it should be around 120-IISSHH. Pulling a camper you don't want it much over 180. So it's probably not hooked up right bud

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I just installed my trans temp gauge tonight and on my way home the needle never moved. I am just wondering if it was too cold to make it move or if my power wires are not hooked up right. I wasn't pulling anything, i wasn't driving hard, and i only drove about 15 miles to get home. The outside temp is about 29F right now. So do you think it just didn't warm up above 100?
15 miles at 29F??

You will not see the needle move.

EDIT: During the snow days that DFW had, my trans never went above 100* during 20 miles in stop and go traffic. Took 1.5hours to get home. Doing some testing on a 35F day awhile back, I hit 120* after 10-15 boosted launches and 100+ mph runs over 8 miles.

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15 miles at 29F??

You will not see the needle move.

EDIT: During the snow days that DFW had, my trans never went above 100* during 20 miles in stop and go traffic. Took 1.5hours to get home. Doing some testing on a 35F day awhile back, I hit 120* after 10-15 boosted launches and 100+ mph runs over 8 miles.
ok I was wrong. Uneducated guess cause I don't look at that one too too much.

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ok I was wrong. Uneducated guess cause I don't look at that one too too much.
No problem at all. 60-90 degrees above ambient temp is normal. If he was hitting 120+ during that cold of a day (empty, grandpaw driving), I'd be concerned.

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No problem at all. 60-90 degrees above ambient temp is normal. If he was hitting 120+ during that cold of a day (empty, grandpaw driving), I'd be concerned.
Good point. I forget my foot is made of lead, and it was cold.

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when it is below 25-30* I NEVER see my trans gauge go above 100... unless I am towing something in town... but once I get out on the hiway it cools right back down...

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thanks for the input guys. I will get some pics up of my new gauge. I installed it right where the ESOF would be. It looks sweet!

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thanks for the input guys. I will get some pics up of my new gauge. I installed it right where the ESOF would be. It looks sweet!
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