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Old 05-09-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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'94 tranny drip leads to thermostat prob.

After attempting to tighten the lower tranny fluid line to my radiator my car overheated due to a loose hose clamp on a water line. from this tightning of the tranny line. I corrected the coolant leak. 15 hrs later (car shut off) my temp gauge still reads 240. So the question is: is the gauge stuck or what? it is the first time i have overheated it, I do not wanna tear out my dash to replace the gauge. Anyone have a clue?
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Re: '94 tranny drip leads to thermostat prob.

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After attempting to tighten the lower tranny fluid line to my radiator my car overheated due to a loose hose clamp on a water line. from this tightning of the tranny line. I corrected the coolant leak. 15 hrs later (car shut off) my temp gauge still reads 240. So the question is: is the gauge stuck or what? it is the first time i have overheated it, I do not wanna tear out my dash to replace the gauge. Anyone have a clue?

i stopped at a garage since, i was told my coolant was low 5qts. i guess you have to have the engine running to fill the coolant. The mechanics prognosis on the 280 temp was : faulty gauge. now i wonder if drilling a eenccy weency hole in the clear face, and nudging the needle will help???
the 5 qts of water, free of charge
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:52 PM   #3
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Re: '94 tranny drip leads to thermostat prob.

In Canada we have to mix antifreeze 60 glycol 40 water because of the low temps. We also have hot summers. The Glycol has a higher boiling point. Too much water will cause boil overs.

I assume your gauge is electrical. Find the sensor and pull the connector off.
Apply 12v to the positive lead giving it a burst or two.

Check the gauge.

If you have two wires leading to the sensor, then try reversing polarity momentarily. You may find it winding the guage back to a normal position.

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