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Old 10-25-08, 06:12 PM
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My problem is the temperature gauge in the dash. It always shows below cold even if the engine is almost overheating.

My fan clutch went out a bit ago and it would get damn close to overheating all the time so I know that the engine was hot enough. Ive fixed that now.

I have replaced the temperature sending switch. could it just be the gauge in the dash that needs to be replaced?
 
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Old 10-26-08, 07:04 AM
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Possible, but temp gauge itself failure isn't real common. Try this: Pull the connector off the sender unit. If it is a one-wire type connect a jumper wire and ground the connection. The temp gauge should peg all the way to hot. If it's a two wire type connection you can jumper between the two pins and get the same thing. If the gauge pegs it's probably okay.
 
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Old 10-26-08, 09:42 PM
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most likely problem is dash ground is not good, check for proper grounds to the dash.

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Old 10-27-08, 09:18 PM
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I haven't checked for a dash ground yet but I pulled out my voltmeter and got a 4.6 out of one of the holes that plug into my temperature sending switch and nothing our of the second hole. I dont know what that means but power is getting to it at least partially.
 
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Old 10-28-08, 05:42 AM
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The side you didn't get anything out of would be the ground. Did you try jumpering the two to see if the gauge would peg?
 
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Old 10-28-08, 08:49 AM
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I don't know exactly what you mean by jumping. Send a jolt of electricity up it to see if the dash gauge would move? I'm not sure exactly how to do that. Would I just connect the hole that had power to the ground hole with metal? the voltmeter would do that?
 

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use a short piece of wire and connect both of the wires from the temp sender together,like the tow guy says,it should read hot, if not you've got a circuit issue ,the actuall dash connections or gauge itself would be the last thing i would check as these are inside the truck and not likely to fail,but still possible,is the engine a v8 on inline 6 ?
 
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