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Old 06-05-2012, 10:10 AM
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I have a 2006 Dodge Mega Cab 5.7 Hemi with 6" Pro Comp Lift and 37" Toyo Open country tires. The previous owner installed a Temp gauge on the A-Pillar. I notice that on the highway, my trans temp is barely registering but if I am going upgrade and the tranny downshifts, the temp starts to rise. If I am towing, it rises quickly.(on steeper inclines at low speed temp gauge has shown 240) Once engine shifts into over drive, the temp drops pretty quick. I heard that if the temp sensor is installed on the tranny fluid line to the cooler, the temps in that line cant skyrocket to 300 degrees and that the temp sensor should be mounted on the tranny itself and not the line. I looked underneath and saw this and took a pic. Is this the reason my temps look higher than they should?
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:44 PM
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i don't have an answer but it sounds like the trans is working fine as temps do change. i would go to a trans shop and ask the same question.
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Temps do change, but your tranny temps should NEVER be over 200 on the gauge...EVER. Holy crap! The fluid will reach 2-300 degrees briefly, but if its reading that high its installed in the wrong place. I don't think I have ever seen a trans temp over 150 on the EVIC, and that was towing...way heavier than I should have been.

Is it installed on the hot side or the cold side of the Transmission cooler?
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army- thats the question he was asking, is it installed on the wrong side, i think he needs to see a trans shop to be sure, rather than fry his trans.
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