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The temperature gauge on my truck is not working? is it just a sensor?

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I would say yes, but check for loose wires, Gary

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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Hi. the vdc at the sensor seems to be fine. if the ground is sufficient, i would replace the gauge. its malfunctioning. Check for loose connection at gauge before replacing the gauge.

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Something in the truck is feeding to the ground causing the reading to be wrong or the resistor on the cluster is bad for the T-stat.

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SOURCE: My coolant temperature gauge is

what are the codes your are getting?

did you clear them after you replaced the thermostat?

Did the gauge work after you replaced the thermostat?

How do you know the engine is running lean?

If your using gas like crazy the truck is running rich. Low coolant temperature can cause this. have you checked to see what the coolant temp sensor is reading with a scan tool?

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