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Old April 10th, 2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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Not really sure why im posting this but...

First off for those who dont know, i just got done putting a small block chevy motor in the YJ. All is well and got it running just the other day. I wanted to retain the "stock" look inside by keeping all the gauges, and factory dash. So the only way to test most of them was to actually have the motor up and running. Well finally i got to test them, well come to find out all of them worked except the temp gauge. Long story short i nailed it down to the brand new temp sender i bought from the dealer a couple weeks before. So i went back and got a new one....Still didn't work. At this point im assuming its something i did wrong, yet still everything checked out good but the sender. I had checked both senders with my ohmmeter and got no reading which seemed weird. So after the dealer told me there was no way possible that they had 2 bad senders in a row, i went to murrays, and got an aftermarket one. It works good. Because i went through a friend at the dealer, and lost the reciept they wont refund the $20... :miff:

Cliffs: Went to dealer for sender, got 2 bad senders in a row, aftermarket murrays part works good. OEM is not always the best route....
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Old April 10th, 2006, 09:11 PM   #2
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If you put the sensor in a freshly painted part, it may have just taken you a bit to cut through the paint and get a good ground...
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Old April 10th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #3
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it was installed in a brass adapter into a brand new aluminum intake manifold. I also checked continuity between the sensor body and ground, it was also good.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 09:37 PM   #4
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ok you got crap parts
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:16 AM   #5
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Is the aftermarket one an aftermarket generic? Or OEM replacement? If its a generic you want to make sure the OHM swing is the same (how many ohms = cold and how many ohms=hot)
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