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Old 07-14-2013, 09:04 AM
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Dont know if your still having this issue... I just installed a trans temp gauge as well as the manifold.

First which line do you have the manifold tapped into? Is it the line going to or from the trans cooler? Also you said you have the sender facing up?

The manifold should be on the line from the transmission to the cooler. Also The sender needs to be pointed down so that the fluid can pool inside and it can get a proper reading. Do you have a digital gauge or analog? If it has a needle check the fitment of the gauge in the gauge pod. I saw on youtube a guy installed his and commented that he had his gauge installed too tightly and it was actually coming in contact with the needle so it couldnt move past a certain point. One last thing... I dont think it matters but I would try to ground it to something else. When I installed mine the sender had one wire that went directly to the gauge so I didnt have to ground anything on the manifold. Only what was required by the gauge.

Hopefully this helps you out a bit.
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