Temperature gauge

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Sep 2 19:24:29 PDT 2008

At 8:01 PM -0400 9/2/08, Daniel Wing wrote:
>Any one ever bought just the temperature gauge? Where, for how much? 
>Or does anyone have an spare IC that could be a donor of a temp gauge??
>We had the IC out last week but could not find a new crack in the IC 
>anywhere, or corrosion, etc. around the gauge. (The original jumpers 
>I did 60,000 miles ago to fix the standard problems are still fine.) 
>After putting the IC back in the car, the gauge has been intermittent 
>again (it had totally died a few months ago) but I need to do 
>something better before winter. The sensor tested good, again-- so I
>need to try now with another gauge.

Have you replaced the multi-function temp sensor in recent years? An 
erratic or non-functioning temp gauge is very often traced to a 
problem with the MFTS. I'm sure someone has needed to replace the 
gauge itself, but not a common situation, AFAIK.  Your temp gauge 
problem is likely to be caused by a bad MFTS (internal failure or 
dirty/wet connector) especially if it's the 4-pin version of the 


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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