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this is what I did. disconnect the wire that goes to the temp sensor. get a piece of wire and ground out the connection. while the key is in the on position (car off) see if the temp gauge goes all the way up. If it does, your connection to temp sensor is good and your temp sensor is bad.
ok i bought one today and the old one looked like a spark plug type end. it had three metal lines going together forming like a pyramid and in the middle was a single metal line. the new one has at the end metal that tappers down. so i put the new one is and it was a big bitch. it requires a 1in deepwell socket and all i had was a 1 in reg short socket. plus the upper intake is in the way and i didnt know how to take it fully off so i didnt and i tore the hell outta the plastic top but the two metal plugs didnt look harmed. since i did not have the right tools i couldnt make the sensor flush with the block. it has about 70 to 80% in. the damn gauge still doesnt read.
That's not the one to the gauge! The one to the gauge is looking at the engine from the front to back its on your right hand side infront of the one u changed it takes a 5/8 socket and has only 1 wire to it.
The one u changed sends a voltage to the ecm for fuel and timing etc!
Hot 302, pop-up pistons, 3/4 race cam, 4 prong race plugs and some go juice lmao! Sig inspired by true ignorant *** people!
I got the right one and it works! my gauge goes from the m to the a in the gauge. while i was under my hood i noticed a coolant leak. i found that it is coming from the thermostat housing. im gunna replace the water neck and the thermostat. do you know what thermostat my car calls for? i think im gunna get a 180 degree one
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