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Factory tranny temp gauge

Im a fairly new owner of a 04 Lariat and i never see the temp guage move? Is that normal?

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Im a fairly new owner of a 04 Lariat and i never see the temp guage move? Is that normal?
They are junk. It's not a true gauge. It's basically a sender that has preset limits to make the gauge move. Once that gauge shows hot, it's too late. Only way to go is an aftermarket Trans. Temp. gauge. My factory gauge is in the middle all of the time and my aftermarket gauge never gets above 140*.
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In my opinion, skip the individual guages and get you an Edge Insight (or something similar). This unit plugs into your OBDII port and captures what seems like hundreds of items including the actual temp of your engine oil (EOT), coolant (ECT) and tranny temps. On these rigs, having this data available will be invaluable. I luv my Insight monitor....and with the dash pod, it makes it look like OEM.
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Yes the insight with an EGT probe is a great setup. I did the same and just added a seperate fuel pressure gauge as the insight won't monitor that.
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Downside to the Edge, if the factory sender goes south, you're without any indication at all. That's the reason I'm installing gauges vise the Insight. To each his own preference, to me gauges work best.

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