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Old 12-21-2008, 02:04 PM
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trans gauge trouble shooting

I helped a friend install a trans gauge the other day and its not reading anything. the only thing I can figure is we used 12 ga wire going to the sender instead of 16 ga which is what the shop he bought it from said. would that even matter?
any other possible reasons?
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12 gauge wire is bigger than 16 gauge wire so that shouldn't matter. I'd check the ground and make sure it's good
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I am assuming that you drove around long enough for the trans to warm up...it'll take several miles before the needle will start to move
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take a torch to it, or drive for a long time. I have no idea were you are, but in this cold mine wont come up for about 20 miles of driving
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I helped a friend install a trans gauge the other day and its not reading anything. the only thing I can figure is we used 12 ga wire going to the sender instead of 16 ga which is what the shop he bought it from said. would that even matter?
any other possible reasons?
double check all of your connections and grounds.
The wire size isnt going to effect anything since you went bigger
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thats interesting. ya we drove about 50 miles. all highway cruzin tho and got on the high way before it warmed up much. it starts reading at 100 any chance it wouldnt even get that hot.
its an 02 7.3 250 auto

btw Im in northern cali.
how do I get my headline to say where Im from?
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:26 PM
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He's in California somewhere - So am I and it's taking a little while to get the gauge to move in the mornings. Since I installed my 6.0L tranny cooler, the needle usually doesn't move on cold mornings.

Check your connections - make sure you didn't accidentally strip the insulation somewhere along it's routing causing it to ground out.
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btw Im in northern cali.
how do I get my headline to say where Im from?
Go into your User CP and enter your 'exact location' it will show up on the right of the post header....
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:57 AM
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Red Bluff - Go through ever so often. My grandkids live in Oregon. Sometimes I go with my daughter to pick them up from their dad in Weed.

You guys get any snow out of the recent storms?
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how cold is it outside? normal temps are 80 degrees over outside temps....

coudl be that its just too cold to get any readings...
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