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Old 07-24-2010, 01:11 PM
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Default NEED HELP with tranny temp guage

Recently purchased a transmission temp guage for my 318 ram. The kit came with 2 fittings for the temp sending unit, but the instructions say something about drilling into the pan? Im not doing anything like that, and Ive heard of people putting the sending unit into a transmission line. Has anyone done this on a 2nd generation ram? Any help will be appreciated!!

I see these transmission temp guage sending unit "manifolds" on summits website. Do I need something like this?

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Since you don't want to drill into your pan, that manifold would be the best way to go.
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and that manifold just goes into the line?
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Right. Split the metal line and install the manifold with the supplied compression fittings and then screw in the temp probe. You just need to keep in mind that one line will be hotter than the other. Personally, I prefer the probe to be in the transmission itself.
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I figure as long as its in the line GOING to the radiator it should be OK. Thanks for your help, it's just something i need to think about. Ive had this guage for a while and it just needs installed!
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Theres something else you should consider . Theres a check valve in line to prevent drain back . My rebuilder said to remove it . It causes more problems than what it's worth . You will just need to remember that when you first start it up , not to throw it in gear and give it hell for a couple of seconds until the fluid gets circulating through out the system . The check valve is notorious for getting stuck and will cause transmission overheating conditions . It is up by the lower radiator hose .
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Can you thread it into one of the pressure test ports? That is how I have always done it to my GM trannys. I got 297,000kms on my 91 Buick LeSabre transmission never been rebuilt and no issues other than 2-1 downshift klunk they are famous for in those years.
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was thinking same as mAs on this one, correct me if I'm wrong but couldn't you use one of the ports right above the servo?.
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Just ordered the piece from summit. Looks like it will make it easy. I will let you all know how it goes when I get it done!!
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