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Temperature guage doesnt work

Hi, ny temperature guage in my 1988 Camaro Iroc Z does not work. I seen several times on the internet that I should change out my temperature switch. From what I can tell, the car does not run hot, and the fans kick on like they are supposed to, I just dont get to see the temp. Someone had installed a colder fan switch to make the fans come on, but Im guessing this is a different switch. Can someone help me? Where is this temperature switch, and how can I replace it?

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  • hendogg9912 May 18, 2009

    Ok, I know this may sound dumb, but Im not very car savvy, Im computer savvy. Im guessing the heads are where the spark plugs are??? Do I need a special tool to remove it?


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The temp switch for the fan is not what you are wanting to change you need a temp sending unit which is usually in the block or in the head on the small block chevys most of the time it is in the drivers side of the block just below the head it is a little round disk with one wire coming out of it

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  • jon fuller May 18, 2009

    yes the heads are where the spark plugs are and just a large wrench to replace it if you go buy a new one you will be able to recognize the old one easily and will also know what size of wrench you will need to replace it.


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