Question about Suzuki Samurai
I just had a similar issue with my 1995 Buick century. My issue started out with the gage being almost pegged with the car off. When I turned the key to run it pegged the gage completely. I first called AutoZone and they told me it was either the temperature sensor, thermostat, or gage.
I knew that my thermostat wasn’t bad because I replaced it a while back. I then checked my sensor; I unhooked the two pin connector of this sensor at the block and suspected the needle to drop to zero. This was not the case.
I then checked my wires using a multimeter to verify that there was no short at my firewall. My wiring was fine.
I then called a family mechanic and he instructed me that there is also a "temperature switch" that also is interconnected to the coolant temperature gage. I then found this switch which was threaded into the block near the firewall of my car. I unhooked the 2 pin connector and suspected that the gage would return to the neutral position. And sure enough it did!!
This could have been a heck of a lot easier if AutoZone could have told me that my car has a "temperature switch". But non the less it was only a $15 fix!
First try unhooking your sensors and switch to see if this is the problem, I would lastly suspect your gage to fail!
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
The wiring works by sending power to the gauges and then to the senders.. The senders earth the system..
It sounds like your wiring has been pinched or rubbed through and is earthing out somewhere on the body.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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