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Old 03-31-2019, 07:23 PM   #1
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Electrical help needed with gauges

Had a new problem pop up today. When idling at a light, the coolant temperature and oil temperature gauges read middle of the road, as they should. However, when traveling down the highway, both gauges drop nearly to the bottom of the range. When we slow back down at a light, the guages start to climb back up to the correct place.

Do both of these gauges share any connections I can start with checking or is this an early sign of needing a new or rebuilt cluster? The wiring diagram in the back of a Haynes manual doesn't show the SVT-specific gauges.


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Check to see what the temps actually are, gauges might be correct which would indicate a stuck open thermostat.
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Check to see what the temps actually are, gauges might be correct which would indicate a stuck open thermostat.

Agreed. I had a stuck open thermostat and my temps read cold always. Replace that first.
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That ended up being the issue. Such a simple fix, that I should have caught. Thanks, guys.
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