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dbletake
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7/11/2004
03:18:29

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I'm trying to install my faze gauges in my A-pillar, but i cant find the water temperature sensor to replace it with the one from the faze gauge!!!!!! please help me out

i have a v6 dakota by the way

thanks everyone



daffydak
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7/11/2004
08:50:08

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if my memory serves me right, it's directly behind the alternator (not to be confused with the IAT sensor) the IAT sensor sits at an angle in the manifild (towards the top) the coolant temp. sensor sits straight up and down directly behind the alternator.
good luck with the gauge install!!



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dbletake
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7/11/2004
11:11:11

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thanks man, i really do appreciate it, i took off the one on the top of my manifold but my temp gauge was still working, after that i had no idea where it was. Your a life saver thanks man!!!!



daffydak
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7/11/2004
14:07:58

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no problem... if i didn't have grab handles on my A-pillar, i would put a gauge pod in as well (trans temp, coolant, oil pressure) our factory gauges are decent though (and i like the grab handles :)
glad i could be of some help!

Dan

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7/11/2004
22:01:02

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well i got the grab handles too, but there so easy to take off. All you gotta do is buy the 2 or 3 piece pod, tape or screw onto pillar and run wire...

heres a huge hint, i got a gauge for the the oil pressure but it is a huge pain to put in. especially with the bellhousing to fit behind the engine, your lookin at about an hour to 2 hour job. i took it back and got a volt meter lol



daffydak
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7/11/2004
22:56:22

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i don't want to loose my handle though.. i was thinking of maybe trying one of those you mount below the dash... i don't want to restrict access to my 4x4 shift lever though!!

Its nice to reach down quickly and pull it into 4HI, keeps me out of trouble sometimes :-P i'm just worried that i will end up smacking the gauge console, and damaging it (or my hand for that matter :) wally world has some 2 gauge clusters that may work OK though.... i can settle with oil pressure and water temp, i dont tow much so the trans temp isn't a worry....

Dan

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7/12/2004
03:48:52

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you realize if you yank the factory sensor and stick yours in you
are robbing the PCM of the temp input signal this could pose a
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7/12/2004
09:05:22

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I believe that Larry said there is another
temp sensor ( behind/under air cond.. compressor)
that is used by the PCM for input ???!!!



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7/12/2004
10:55:44

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to keep from interfering with the signal to the PCM. take the factory sensor out and install "T" fitting so both sensors can be installed.




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7/12/2004
15:25:26

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On my 93 there is a coolant temp sensor (one wire) and a sensor just for the temp gauge (two wires). You can use the two wire sensor for your gauges.



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7/13/2004
01:19:55

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best of luck putting a T fitting on a 97-00 and up? i tried to do the same thing, due to the tight fit behind the alternator and a radiator hose to your immediate right, unless you can get a fitting that makes a 90 degree left angle or on a swivel i dont' see how you can guarantee the fitting will tighten down completely and be facing the correct direction

also, there is no fitting behind, under the a/c compressor on the 99 probably others, i've removed my intake before, you more than likely could tap a hole on the driver's side of the manifold opposite the stock fitting though, it looks like the intake is thick enough where you would have to tap



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7/14/2004
01:32:10

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ok first i wanna make sure that the water temp sensor is behind the starter? is that correct? if not where is it? and how bad of a prob. can it pose, if you just change the senor to the new gauge it'll work on the new gauge but not in the dash



IntenseDak39
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7/14/2004
05:06:31

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it's not behind the starter... it's behind the alternator right next to the heater hose fitting on the intake manifold. Just follow the heater hose on the passenger side of your truck to the intake manifold.



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7/14/2004
11:55:58

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would disconnecting the factory sensor and hooking up the sensor for the autometer one cause any pcm problems intense?



IntenseDak39
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7/14/2004
12:12:35

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yep



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DBLETAKE
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7/14/2004
12:45:47

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well should i not do it, or is there something else i can get like an addon, so everything will be ok and not cause any pcm problems?



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7/14/2004
15:45:08

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seems like I read about some one who installed a second temp. sending unit in the block drain plug that is near the motor mount.

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7/15/2004
13:44:16

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i also tried installing a temp sensor in the block drain plug on
the driver's side in front of the motor mount, didn't work, for
whatever reason the water never got hot enough to trip the
sensor down, there, i dont' know why



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7/15/2004
14:00:39

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im just wondering what i should do. i dont know if i should go ahead and put it in, or if theres something that i can do to make it work and not hurt the pcm. please get back to me!!!!



IntenseDak39
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7/15/2004
18:21:02

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what's wrong with your factory gauge?

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7/16/2004
02:05:47

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theres nothing wrong with my factory gauges, but i like the look of the after market faze glow gauges, plus they look really good mounted on the A-pillar. and Intense since you know alot about all these gauges, what problem can this cause if i do this, and is there a way i can still have the new gauges and solve the pcm problem, if anything occurs????



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