Checking the temp. Sensor.

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Asked by Aug 25, 2014 at 10:12 AM about the 1989 Chevrolet C/K 3500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Not sure my temp readings are accurate.
Gauge says I'm getting hot but the truck
doesn't run like it's hot. I disconnected my
temp sensor wire and the gauge reads zero.
I ground it and it maxes out. Does this
sound like the sensor is bad and do they go
bad very often?

4 Answers

34,695

Change out the old sensor. They're cheap. The gage is doing what it's supposed to.

18,805

you didn't wire in a 2 wire sensor for your gauge did you?

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I have now. That's what the parts store gave me. It said to ground one side. Is this a problem? Btw. It still maxes out. I drive the truck all over and it didn't physically get hot. If the gauge was correct I would have blown the motor

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I have now. That's what the parts store gave me. It said to ground one side. Is this a problem? Btw. It still maxes out. I drive the truck all over and it didn't physically get hot. If the gauge was correct I would have blown the motor

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