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I have a 99 astro temp. gauge thats not working, I've check the temp. sensor to see if it was lose or remove and follow the wire to its next connection and it seems everything is attach and well a

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  • Ramon Guzman Dec 18, 2012

    Oh k I've change the temperature sensor and it work once and back to square one thus any one know anything else and thanks David P. for the tip

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I would start by replacing the temp. sensor more than likely that is whats bad and they are pretty cheap

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    david_porath Dec 18, 2012

    this is dave p. if you replaced it once and it worked for a one time thing then i would go passed the next junction in the wiring as it sounds like there may be a short some where causing the temp censor to goto on you again

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