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8/9/11 9:28pm - Original Message: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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I picked up the car today from the shop who was replacing the AIR tubes on the exhaust manifolds.  They did a great job as usual, but as I was pulling the car in to the driveway, I glanced at the temp gauge and it was showing cold (dead).
 
My guess is that they bumped something or pulled something and forgot to reconnect. 
 
Any simple solutions I could take a look at without taking it back there?  Obviously, if they did something, they'll take care of it, but if it's easy and I don't have to bother going back, that would be my preference. 
 
Appreciate any ideas.
 
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8/9/11 9:39pm - Reply: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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Marshal the temp sending unit is right near where they worked. Driver side it will be between 1st and 2nd spark plug single wire coming off the fender with blade type clip just push it back on.

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8/9/11 9:53pm - Reply: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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See, you not so "ebo" afterall!
 
Thanks buddy!  I think that'll do the trick.  We'll see in the mornin'


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8/9/11 9:56pm - Reply: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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Easy fix, go back and look at my pictures slide 21 you can see the sending unit below  the exhaust ports and above the spark plug holes. looks like a mushroom....Big smile
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Forgot i told that charcoal story.......LOL Dats a gutt un.
 


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8/9/11 11:02pm - Reply: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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Well...I was gonna agree wid da Albo guy, but...I got the dadburn "ERROR" message(3 times now), so I guess I won't, now...

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8/10/11 9:02pm - Reply: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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That did the trick!  I figured it was something easy like that!

 
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8/11/11 10:08am - Reply: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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Isn't it nice when something is EASY for a change? How did the tubes work out? No more noise?
 
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8/11/11 9:33pm - Reply: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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No more noise!  Tubes were apparently a pain to get on.  And unfortunately, instead of the brassy color of the original, these aftermarket ones are pure black.  They look nice, but they don't look original.

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8/11/11 9:42pm - Reply: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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But at least no noise and no worries about carbon monoxide! Sometimes close is good enough!
 
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8/11/11 10:41pm - Reply: 'Temp Gauge Not Responding'
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The original AIR tubes going into the manifolds would have been black, with a gold cad plated check-valve where the hose connects. The tubes usually turned a brownish color after a while(years)....
At least ya got it all handled!!


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