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need wiring help!!!

im trying to wire up my banks trans temp gauge but cant figure out how to connect the sensor to the wire that goes to the gauge. instructions say something about a lock nut but there isn't one it just looks like the head of a nail kinda..... please someone help ive been searching forever trying to figure this out
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do you have a picture of the back of the gauge? is it new? I worked on one a while back but dont remember how there set up.

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No not the connection to the gauge the connection at the thermocouphink its called
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The instructions say to crimp a ring connector to the blue wire.. ok got that then remove a non exsistant lock nut on the sensor.... thats where im lost
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The only lock nut would be the one that goes around the probe and tightens to the part that screws in the manifold.

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Ok so how do i attach the wire to the back of the sensor? Lets assume i have the right parts...
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Sounds like you need a ring terminal. It gets crimped onto the sensor ware, and then you put it over the threaded pin on the sensor and then tighten the nut over the top. I recommend that after you make this connection you apply some RTV silicone over the entire connection to keep it free from water and road debris. If you look at the picture below, you can see 3 different size ring terminals in our kit. These are non-insulated, but there are insulated ones out there. We use these non-insulated ones for grounding, so they don't need to be insulated. You should use an iunsulated version.



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you can get these terminals at RadShack and just about anywhere. Make sure you get one w/ the ring that fits over the threaded pin snug and not too loose.
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Back on after being gone a while... soddered it... works fine.

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You soldered the wire straight to the sensor?

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You soldered the wire straight to the sensor?
I would too. What he described sounds like a solder pin to me. Glad to hear you got it fixed up.

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