Question about 1997 Dodge Dakota
I had a mechanic check , he found that the sending unit was sending the correct temperature to the computer, but the gage reads 200 degrees all
The gauge is most likely bad,remove the cluster from the dash and make sure the connector is secure,if it is,replace the temp gauge,it will be a dealer item,or a salvage yard,but make sure the connector to the cluster is in god shape and making good connection.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
BTW the easiest and cheapest way of fixing that is to go to a breakers yard and get another instrument panel, it will be way cheaper than from any other source. And for a small fee they could also install it.
Posted on Aug 07, 2010
In that case the gauge itself is defective - it's an electro-mechanical one, probably the spring from the needle has broke - and must be replaced. The original one to my knowledge isn't sold separately from the instrument panel so either you replace the entire panel or you dismantle it and try to fix the gauge. Or try to find an defective panel cheaply and recover the gauge from it.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
This may be due to a faulty Gauge If the sending unit is sending the correct temperature the gauge may be interpreting the temperature wrong and giving a high reading when engine is warm but an ultra low reading when its not warm..
Replacing the gauge unit may be the way to correct the problem.
Posted on Jul 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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