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Old 01-03-2008, 10:56 PM
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Angry Problem with TRAN gauge

Well its 2:00 A.M. and I just finished my A-pillar gauge install. Boost and Pyro work but during the 10 min drive I took the Tran gauge didnt move. The Auto Meter guages that I used called for a 18 gauge wire to be attached to the temp sender but I used 14 gauge...could this be the problem? After I parked it I got under and looked and the sender was leaking a small amout of fluid. I used RTV blue but maybe I didnt get it tight enough.

Dang man! Im tired
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:58 PM
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how cold is it their? during the morning here in cali it only getting around 49 and it takes like 25 min for my trans gauge to move just a lil bit....
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:07 PM
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how cold is it their? during the morning here in cali it only getting around 49 and it takes like 25 min for my trans gauge to move just a lil bit....
also get rideof the RTV blue and use teflon tape. I hade the same problem and the sensor itself wasnt grounding properly to the tranny because of the rtv. used teflon tape and it fixed the prob.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:10 PM
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Its abot 5 degrees! Ill try the teflon tape. thanks!
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:12 PM
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Hey guys does it matter that I used the 14 gauge over the 18?
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:16 PM
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Hey guys does it matter that I used the 14 gauge over the 18?
no that shouldnt be a problem
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:16 PM
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no it doesnt carry enough current to matter. sounds like a ground prob.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:19 PM
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Your tranny probably didn't get hot enough to register any temperature.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:26 PM
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I agree with the not driving it long enough part but the "After I parked it I got under and looked and the sender was leaking a small amout of fluid" part would cause it to lose its ground
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I can drive mine for hours in the winter and the tranny case gauge will not register, I can see temp on the hot side cooler line gauge but not the case gauge. Mine usually stays below 140 unless it is hot and I am towing and running the AC. 14 wire is better than 18 wire but it doesn’t matter with the juice the gauge pulls. You can always use an ohm meter to make sure the sensor body and the tranny case are making good connection.
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