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Quadzilla Commander tranny sensor help

Ok guys, I was trying to install my commander yesterday and having a little trouble finding the correct "high pressure test port". I could only find one bolt that could of possibly of been it and it was on the drivers side towards the front of the tranny behind the wire loom of the linkage on that side of the truck. Is this the port I need to hook my sensor into?

Also, I tried to take that bolt/plug out and it was in there really tight. I was afraid of sheering the head of the bolt off so I stopped before I did any damage.

Anyone have a Commander on a 99-03 7.3 or know of someone that does?

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It is not specific to the commander. All of us with gauges tap into the high pressure port to monitor tanny temp. It is on the driver side of the trans near the top. Remove the plug and install your sensor.

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i think there is a port that has a cover on it that is the one your looking for.

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It is not specific to the commander. All of us with gauges tap into the high pressure port to monitor tanny temp. It is on the driver side of the trans near the top. Remove the plug and install your sensor.
Ok, I did a little searching and found a picture of the transmission with a sensor installed on it. It looks like I am on the right bolt, only problem is that it's tight as hell. I sprayed a little PB Blaster on it yesterday and might mess with it after the new year. I'm working 12.5 hour night shifts until the morning of the 1st.

So any tips on getting a stubborn bolt out without damaging it any further?



Here is the picture that I found. It looks like the sensor is on the driver's side towards the front of the transmisison pan.
On the top, right of the picture below is the wire loom I was referring to in my first post.


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That is the one in the pic. Nice pic by the way.

Shoot it with PB blaster two or three times a day and try smacking it a hammer lightly ever now and then to knock any rust loose that might be holding it tightly in place. That should help.

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That is the one in the pic. Nice pic by the way.

Shoot it with PB blaster two or three times a day and try smacking it a hammer lightly ever now and then to knock any rust loose that might be holding it tightly in place. That should help.
Thanks, I found it on this guy's site. Diesel Injection Service (DIS Main Page)
Gauge Install PS 99 Pyro, Boost & Tranny


Thanks for the advice, I'll try to tap it a few times with a hammer when I get home this morning and shoot it with some more PB Blaster.

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