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Old 10-28-2010, 05:15 AM
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Default Temp Gauge

This is a '94 4cyl/5spd, all stock. This morning I noticed that the needle on the temp gauge never got up to the normal area. It is about 40 out and I was on the highway. It still got the cab warm and seemed ok. Where should the needle run? Time for a new T-Stat? Thanks,Scott
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:50 AM
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This is a '94 4cyl/5spd, all stock. This morning I noticed that the needle on the temp gauge never got up to the normal area. It is about 40 out and I was on the highway. It still got the cab warm and seemed ok. Where should the needle run? Time for a new T-Stat? Thanks,Scott
was it working before?.......the heater hose coming out of the engine should get HOT.....not warm...........changing a tstat for 15 minutes and $15 before it gets f'en cold is never a bad idea...
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:21 AM
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Well, I just got this truck so I don't know. I will check the hose coming into the heater tonight. The cab gets plenty warm, but I think the gauge reads to low. Where is the T-Stat on this? Thanks,Scott
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:34 PM
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Mine always reads low in the winter, and normal in the summer. And I've changed it twice. Remember this engine has 2 sensors. One sends its signal to the gauge, and the other sends its signal to the computer. So I low reading on the gauge doesn't mean the temp is actually low. But changing the T-stat is always a good thing when you don't know the engines history.

Ok just ran out and verified the location of my gauge temp sensor (didn't want to pass on bad info). It is in the pipe leading to heater assembly BEFORE the thermostat. All part of the thermostat housing. Which means it sees colder water than the sensor for the ECM which is after the t-stat. This also accounts for flucuations in gauge reading with the heater on/off etc.

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