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SCHNELL 04-06-2011 10:35 AM

Temp guage works when it wants too?
 
My guage works when it wants to... I dont have overheating problems, it will just be working one second and then I look down and its sitting just above the needle rest but not on it... ?

I was about to swap out to a 180 therm, and figured I might as well deal with this too...
Any insight? Thanks!

Also, the previous owner ran a seperate oil pressure guage for towing so he could see the increments in numeric value, but I would rather have the dash one working... what do I need to swap it back? Sorry my manual hasnt gotten here yet but I dont feel like waiting just to get started.

SilverFire 04-06-2011 03:08 PM

For the temperature gauge, I would look at the sensor (should be right beside the thermostat, or close to it), and the wiring from it. Sounds like either a bad thermostat, or one of the wires is torn up.

Not sure on the oil pressure gauge, hopefully someone else can give you some insight to that.

SCHNELL 04-06-2011 03:43 PM

Thanks, figured it might just be the sensor but sometimes theres something in there funny that is just a manufacturer issue... didnt want someone coming on here saying " dodge was famous for having a bad mechanism in the guage in the dash" hehe... on my 03 cummins I went through 3 headlight control modules, so now I just ask other guys to see if its common.


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