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Old 03-11-2011, 05:37 AM
bluerang3r bluerang3r is offline
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Default transmission temp sensor

ok so ive been thinking alot about this lately.. i see that alot of people that install trans temp gauges usually drill a hole in the pan and tap in that way to install the sensor... but because i have the newer ranger there really isnt much of a transmission pan.. but i heard that there is a sensor close by that the computer monitors to see how hot the transmission is getting and when it reaches a certain temperature it opens a valve and lets the fluid go through the cooler. does anyone have any info on this cause if this is true cant people just tap into that sensor by buying a electric gauge and wire it up by splicing into the wiring?
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:41 AM
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Default Re: transmission temp sensor

I've got a Scan Gauge II in my truck and one of the many things it shows me is Transmission Fluid Temp so there definitely is a transmission temp sensor and it's available on the ODBCII connector that the ScanGauge is plugged into.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: transmission temp sensor

It is true that the tranny cooler has a bypass. the tranny has to warm up b4 the fluid goes to the cooler.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: transmission temp sensor

yes it has a bypass... otherwise it would take forever to heat up.. also when its really cold outside your truck will not go into overdrive if its an automatic when its really cold.. at least until the transmission gets a little warmer. but i found a dashdaq that im going to buy.. the thing looks freakin amazing
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: transmission temp sensor

Just finished mounting my scangauge this afternoon. I programmed two of the xgauge slots for transmission temp ('F) and torque-converter in/out ratio (slip). The cylinder-head-temp setting I tried didn't work, but the trans temp and slip provide readouts. 2011 Ranger Sport, 4.0, 4x4. Really happy with the scangauge!!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:44 PM
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Just finished mounting my scangauge this afternoon. I programmed two of the xgauge slots for transmission temp ('F) and torque-converter in/out ratio (slip). The cylinder-head-temp setting I tried didn't work, but the trans temp and slip provide readouts. 2011 Ranger Sport, 4.0, 4x4. Really happy with the scangauge!!!
Where did you mount? I mounted mine down on the console


I've got an x-gauge setup for the transmission ratio, slip, trans temp and the % fuel in the tank.
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