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JW94SSLT1

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PostSubject: Engine temp sensor   Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:14 pm

My engine temp gauge isn't working and I was wondering if anyone knows if I can use the aftermarket gauge I have I was going to replace the stock temp sensor with the one attached to the new gauge but I was told the wire on the stock sensor needs to be plugged in and read the temp for the motor to run right If that's true is there another place to plug in the sensor for the aftermarket temp gauge ?
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PostSubject: Re: Engine temp sensor   Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:29 pm

Forgive me if I have mis-read your question, as a lack of periods certainly make it difficult to understand. I'll do my best though.

Yes you should be able to use an aftermarket temp gauge.

The temp gauge has a sensor inside the engine that it needs to be connected to, but that's NOT the same temp sensor that makes the car run correctly.

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I'd be willing to bet your making this more difficult on yourself than it has to be though.

There is a small green wire coming off the (temp gauge) engine temp sensor. This is located on the passenger side cylinder head. This wire gets broken VERY easily when changing spark plugs. If this wire is broken, your temp gauge wont work. Check to see that your current temp gauge is connected before you determine that your current cluster is broken.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine temp sensor   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:55 am

He has had some other cluster problams Fishah, i think this is why he is leaning towards the aftermarket. Justin, maybe you broke it off when you did the plugs?



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PostSubject: Re: Engine temp sensor   Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:07 am

If needed, the other place to screw in the aftermarket sensor would be the plug location on the drivers side cylinder head between the 1st and 2nd plug. Verify the same thread dia and thread count.
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PostSubject: Engine temp sensor    Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:19 pm

I just checked the green wire on the passenger side doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it
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