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1990 Grand Caravan Temp Guage too high for my liking

Can I install a different temp guage to force the guage to be below the half way point. I am not used to it being this high. Just had a used engine installed and ever since the temp guage reads above the mid point. I would preffer is read about 1/4 since if it overheats it will rise up anyway.

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  • info428 Jan 19, 2009

    I think the motor runs hot myself but now they won't warranty the engine. So since my mechanics believe it's ok, I just want to install either a resistor in series or put on another sensor that will drop the temp guage to 1/4 or lower than half. I have directly hooked the fan up to run all the time so that's not a problem, replaced all hoses, and radiator. I did not put in a new temp guage on this motor. Maybe it is faulty. I will look into this, but if this does not work can I either install a resistor in series to drop the guage or how to find a sensor with a higher resistance?

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Well sounds like the temp gauge is doing its job, i would look and find out why the gauge is running above normal are the fans operating correctly there are two speeds on that model low and high. if that checks out correctly is the sending unit in the used mtr the correct one, are the connection correct. who installed the mtr , i wonder if every thing else is correct i would let some one else check this out for you not the company that installed it, and if there is a problem take it back let theme be aware of the problem . hope fully they will take care of it good luck kdc744

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